Yikes. After posting about my "no ceremony" tea ceremony yesterday, I'm almost embarrassed to admit how much tech I use. I've got a variable temp kettle, a thermometer, a scale, and even a nifty little silver tea scoop. Granted, the thermometer isn't digital, the scale is just an ordinary kitchen scale, and the scoop was purchased mainly to prevent accidental use of the coffee scoop (ick!), but still. I don't have a separate timer, but that's only because Adagio's free downloadable version does the job just fine.