Top critical review
Typos and poor advice... but great for the newbie to nutrition.
16 June 2018
It's a nice idea, and there are no doubt some 'tasty' and unusual recipes in here... but it's not anything inspired if you already have some knowledge about nutrition/plants/medicinal drinks. I knew a lot of the general health benefits of say ginger, turmeric or kombucha before opening the book, so perhaps I wrongly hoped there'd be new medicinal information for me. Considering it's taken a leaf out of the ayurvedic book (using spices and recipes from, for example, India and Bali), and was led by a trained nutritionist, some of the advice is questionable (mixing fruit & dairy in smoothies is widely known to create gas, bloating and poor digestion - fruit ferments more quickly than anything else).
If you're a beginner to making your own teas and drinks and want to stop buying store bought, it's probably suitable and may bring you a lot of fun and interest. As some reviews suggest, I'm sure your mates will find that a cup of chai tea will help them sleep and stabilise blood sugar.
But for me, too many drinks were laden with sugar to justify the benefits of the plants they were mixed with.
Lastly (I hate sounding like such a moan, but I have to be honest...) there are typos throughout, which just drives me mad: they suggest not a lot of care was put into the editing and publishing of the book, which just takes away from its ability to appear professional.
I really wanted to like this, but there were just too many things wrong with it. It seems like it was put together in too much of a rush.