Hello from Wales, UK.
I gave up drinking booze at home (well, apart from the occasional one - and of course in the pub with friends. I'm not a monk!) and replaced it with tea. Now I find I hardly touch the regular tea bags anymore either. In fact apart from my breakfast coffee its Oolongs and Puerhs throughout the day for me. I've rapidly become the tea geek to my friends and family - but no-one is complaining once they taste my brews
In my 6 month tea journey, so far, I've acquired two yixing pots, three Puerh cakes and gone through countless Oolongs. Every day I'm learning more and discovering new flavours.
My current favourite read is the Leaf Magazine (http://the-leaf.org/
There's not a lot of the Chinese leaf in the UK - at least of the decent variety. Jing and CantonTea have provided some good drinking though. I'm just thankful for the internet!
My first order from China arrived yesterday (TeaSpring). Marvelous.
I want a Gaiwan now.