‘Put the Kettle On: The Irish Love Affair with Tea‘ is a brand new book by Juanita Browne, which tracks the Irish obsession with a hot drop. We Irish are only bleedin mad for tea, and are the highest consumers of it per head of population in the world. It’s used for everything from a relaxation aid to a pick-me-up, from a treat to a consolation. To put together the book, Browne spoke to tea experts and amateur tea enthusiasts from all over the country and the world, and gathered stories from anecdote, history and culture.
Contributers include Tom Dunne, Mary McEvoy, Podge and Rodge and our very own fantastic Julie Melia of this here blog. It’s a great book and I’ll be buying a copy for my tea-addicted mammy this Christmas.
We are delighted to have three copies of this fine tome to give away. You could soon be enjoying it with a hot beverage of some kind!
Details on how to enter after the jump…
How to Enter
To enter, write a comment below telling us your thoughts about tea. Tell us about the best or worst cup you ever had, tell us a joke about tea, tell us your favourite saying about tea, share an anecdote or simply tell us how you like to have your tea. We’ll pick three to win the books.
Terms and Conditions
- The competition will close on Wednesday 24th October at 5pm, and the winners will be announced later that week.
- This competition is only open to residents of the Republic of Ireland. Do not enter this competition if you do not have an address in the Republic.
- There is no cash alternative for this prize.
Buy the Book
‘Put the Kettle On’ is published by Collins Press and can be bought in good bookshops and online from: