A golden drop

Our 2021 Castlemaine Mail ‘Golden Ticket’ promotion continues this week! You will discover the ninth and final piece of the jigsaw puzzle in today’s edition.
This year’s promotion has been proudly supported by The Tea Dispensary Castlemaine.
The Tea Dispensary is one of the town’s newest businesses and was founded by local Lisa Candy during last year’s covid lockdowns.
“I am a musician and suddenly found myself home evenings during lockdown. As a healthy alternative to a nightly wine my family and I began sitting down to enjoy a pot of ‘sleepy tea’ together.
“Unfortunately my youngest and I had a bit of a reaction. We worked out it was the chamomile but finding an alternative was impossible!” Lisa said.
This led to months of research and inspired the mum of three to start her own business.
Lisa is now an expert in all things tea and has collected teas and fresh ingredients from all over Australia and beyond.
“The whole concept is to allow our customers to see and smell the teas and be able to source teas, fresh herbs and spices to create their ideal blend.
“Each tea is displayed with a detailed information sheet on where it was sourced and what its characteristics are. We have also created a number of naturopath approved specialty blends to assist with everything from sleep to digestive issues, promoting a healthy heart and reducing inflammation.
The store also includes handmade teapots and cups which make a beautiful gift and Roogenic indigenous teas featuring native herbs.
Lisa said that the response to the business has been absolutely amazing, they have built a loyal following and that has supported them through the numerous lockdowns.
“It has been really tough but we are so grateful for that incredible support. We are currently keeping busy through our online store on offering free home delivery for orders over $20 in the 3450-3453 postcodes, as well as continuing our popular mail orders to our customers further afield,” Lisa said.
To be in the running to win a share of $5000 to spend at The Tea Dispensary or one of our 20 other wonderful Golden Ticket buy local promotion businesses all you need do is collect the nine puzzle pieces which will appear in Mail over the nine weeks and paste them to the back of your ‘Golden Ticket’! First prize is $3000, second prize $1000 and third and fourth prize winners will receive $500 each. See the Mail for more details on how to enter.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.