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Batabatacha Tea and Vitamin B12

by Clare Deville (follow)
Editor in Chief of www.healthyhints.com.au
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Batabatacha is a little known Japanese fermented tea that scientists have discovered contains biologically active B12, a vitamin essential to brain and nervous system function, the formation of red blood cells and the metabolism of every cell in the human body.



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Produced by bacteria, dietary vitamin B12 is most easily attained through animal products, leaving vegans and vegetarians at risk of a deficiency - the elderly also gradually lose the ability to absorb B12. These groups must acquire B12 through a combination of supplementation, fortified foods, and fermented foods such as tempeh and miso.

Unlike other fermented teas which aren't fermented until the tea is prepared, batabatacha is fermented while still a tea leaf; green tea leaves are steamed until they turn a brown colour, dried, fermented in a wooden box then sun dried.



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Batabatacha tea leaves


Animal studies have confirmed that the tea contains vitamin B12 that is bioavailable to mammals - at this stage there has been no human trials.

To drink, batabatacha is smooth and the taste reminiscent of a robust green tea. A cup a day won't provide all of your daily B12 requirements but will make a delicious and cleansing contribution to it.



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I haven't been able to source it in Australia yet but purchased from Yunomi in Japan, the postage was a mere two dollars and it arrived within three days of ordering.

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