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The Breville Tea Maker – Just My Cup of Tea – Now You Can Win One!

23/11/2012 | By

If I’ve seemed somewhat remote this week, dear reader, it’s because I have been – remote, that is.  I spent most of this week in a place that is about as off the beaten track as they come – Coober Pedy!  I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to visit this remarkable desert town while researching a story I’ve been commissioned to write and was even luckier to be able to travel there (or as close as you can get) on the legendary Ghan train.  It was all an amazing experience and one I will share with you in later posts.

It was hot, dry and dusty up in the desert – which is just what you’d expect, I guess.  My wild, curly hair took a bit of a beating in the sun and wind and my efforts to rehydrate myself and maintain my required blood/tea levels were hampered by the struggle to find a decent cuppa – not a state peculiar to Coober Pedy, by any means.  I’ve found that decent tea is frequently hard to find when traveling.   I’m always very happy to get home to my own bed and one of my very favourite kitchen appliances – my Breville Tea Maker.

My lovely husband bought this inspired, up-market kettle for me two years ago and I have been passionately in love with it ever since.  I use it at least twice a day, every day and it never fails to make me the perfect cup of tea every time.  If you haven’t seen or heard of them, you might want to check them out and put one on your Christmas list.  If you are a tea addict like me you’ll be very pleased you did.  This clever little gadget has a motorised basket that automatically lowers tea leaves into and out of the water, leaving them there to infuse for exactly the right amount of time, as preset by you.  It has fifteen pre-programmed settings, plus fully variable temperature controls, will make the perfect cup of black, green or white tea – and then keep it warm for you – and costs a whole lot less than The Husband’s fancy coffee machine which it sits next to in my kitchen.

I want to point out right now that this is NOT a sponsored post – as previously mentioned, The Husband racked up some serious brownie points by buying me our Breville Tea Maker, but to help celebrate the 80th birthday of this iconic Australian company, the wonderful people at Breville have given me one of these for a lucky reader to win. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know I don’t often sing the praises of particular products, but this is one I seriously couldn’t live without.

An Australian success story, “Breville Radio” was founded on Melbourne Cup Day, 1932, and has gone on to create  some truly iconic products, including the Kitchen Wizz™ food processor and the classic scissor-action sandwich toaster which reached an amazing 10 per cent of Australian homes in 1974, the first year of its release.  Today, Breville products are now sold in more than 30 countries around the world under Breville Group Limited, an Australian publicly listed company.

To win one of these clever appliances and always have the perfect cup of tea at your fingertips all you need to do is to sign up for an email subscription to Lambs’ Ears and Honey, in the box on the right of this page AND “Like” Breville’s Facebook page.  You can earn extra entries – thus extra chances to win – by choosing to do additional tasks as outlined below, but that is entirely up to you.  Good luck, my lovelies!


1.  This competition is open to Australian residents only.
2.   Log in to enter, using the entry form below, and click on each task to view the instructions.
3.   The first two tasks are mandatory and must be completed to enter the competition.  Subsequent tasks are optional, but will gain you more entries, thus more opportunity to be a winner.
4.   Make sure you record your entry to be counted.
5.   I have 1 Breville Tea Maker to give away.
6.   The lucky winner will be drawn at random.
7.   The winner will be notified by email and their name will be posted here.  They must reply within 48 hours or the competition will be redrawn.



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  1. Celia

    Oh, that does look good! Does it work for herbal teas as well? Can’t wait to hear about Coober Pedy and the train trip!

  2. Amanda McInerney

    Yes, Celia – you can set the water temp and the brew time to allow for the longer brewing times and lower water temperature required for the more delicate teas.

  3. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    This looks really slick. Like Celia, I’m dying to know what the Ghan was like and what a hotel underground was like. 🙂

  4. hotlyspiced

    I have always wanted to go to Cooper Pedy and am looking forward to your posts on the town. What a great looking tea maker xx

  5. Kate

    I long to travel by the Ghan and to see Coober Pedy. I think there is a mail run you can travel with, leaving from there, delivering post to very remote letterboxes and that is on my bucket list. And talking of lists, my Xmas list is just the place for that fabulous tea maker from Breville.

  6. Mel @ The cook's notebook

    This looks FANTASTIC! And Coober Pedy sounds great – I’ve always wanted to go there. Look forward to hearing more about it.

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I have this kettle and it’s great! I use it for tea as well (love the different temp settings) as just as a regular kettle. Although just be careful when you’re pouring a full jug as it can spill and the water is hot!

  8. Brett Kelly

    I paid 20c for my teapot at a white elephant stall, It’d be nice to keep up with times.

  9. Elizbeth Mars

    I’ve had my eye on this tea maker since I first eyed them in T2. But as I already have a shelf of teapots in my pantry plus my cosy manto teapot, which is the best teapot I’ve ever owned, plus an iced tea jug for the summer so so I can sip on unsweetened green mint tea when it’s just too hot to contemplate a traditional cuppa – I thought enough! I didn’t know whether I could justify the price or more importantly the bench space… and I didn’t. However if I just happened to win one.
    Just a note – I never travel without my stainless steel teapot, life isn’t worth contemplating without a well brewed cup of tea in the morning.

  10. Jennifer @ Delicieux

    My Mum has one of these Amanda and I’ve been coveting it since as I just love tea! They are such a great invention. We’ll have to have a cup of tea together when I see you at Christmas.

  11. kerry santillo

    thankyou so much amanda !! what a great surprise :))))))))))))))