When Channel Nine celebrities dip into their Logies goodie bag later this month, they will find a taste of Canberra.
Local family probiotic tea company Goodguts - love the name - has scored a bit of a coup.
Owner Claire Starkey said Goodguts was supplying its tea into 170 goodie bags destined for Channel Nine celebrities when they attend the Logies awards for television on the Gold Coast on June 30.
"So 170 celebrities will be getting their hot little hands on tea made in Canberra," Claire said.
She got the tip that Nine was on the hunt for items for the bags from her daughter Christel Starkey, a producer for a network comedy show.
It's some good news for Goodguts, which was was born out of a three-decade-long wellbeing journey to tackle severe allergies.
Claire, who is allergic to many fruit and vegetables, has been hospitalised many times because of her allergies.
"One year it was 26 visits to the hospital," she said.
She and her husband Air Commodore John Hewitson, a retired Air Force general, did their research and struck upon what they say is the first probiotic tea in Australia. The live active probiotic, Bacillus coagulans, is able to survive both boiling and stomach acid.
Claire said the Goodguts probiotic encouraged good bacteria, displacing bad bacteria that could cause issues such as inflammation, bloating and digestive upsets.
"This has really been the biggest boost to my health," she said.
The couple put together their tea in a converted art studio at their home in Gowrie. They sell the tea from various outlets including every Sunday at the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston.
Claire, a former change manager in Defence who helped move emergency services in the ACT from a bureau to statutory authority, is finding herself busy in so-called retirement.
The range includes green, black, breakfast, Earl Grey and "Flat Tummy Detox Tea", a bestseller.