Brew Your Own Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea at Home!
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Skip the coffee shop and soothe your cold with a warm DIY Medicine Ball Starbucks drink using mint and peach tea.
Have a cough and neverending sniffles? Drink Up!
This cold and flu season has been a doozy for myself and my family. Anyone else? Here is a soothing hot green tea drink that is a welcome treat when you’re sick. The Starbucks medicine ball tea is delicious and feels entirely warm and comforting to a sore throat.
Save money and brew a Medicine Ball Starbucks copycat drink at home!
The Medicine Ball used to be on the Starbucks secret menu and is now on the official menu as a Honey Citrus Mint Tea. It’ll set you back $4.45 for a 16 oz. drink at my nearest location. Sourcing herbal tea, lemonade, and honey from the store, you can brew your own easily at home for at least half that whenever the mood hits while at home!
Starbucks Medicine Ball
yield: 1 SERVINGS
prep time: 2 MINUTES
cook time: 5 MINUTES
total time: 7 MINUTES
Here's how to brew your own minty lemon Starbucks medicine ball tea at home.
- 1 cup near boiling water
- 1/2 cup lemonade
- 1 mint tea bag
- 1 peach tea bag
- teaspoon honey
Heat water and the lemonade to almost boiling on the stove or in the microwave.
Steep that mixture with a mint tea bag and a peach tea bag for about 4 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and add a teaspoon or so of honey, to taste. Garnish with fresh lemon if desired. Enjoy!
Tips for making the best Starbucks Medicine Ball tea at home:
- Technically Starbucks uses Teavana Peach Tranquility and Teavana Jade Citrus Mint herbal teas in their version. I use what is commonly available at my local grocery. The Tazo Organic Zen and Celestial Seasonings peach tea are both great options instead.
- Use as much honey as you enjoy. I just like a little drizzle, but feel free to add a bit more for a sweeter taste.
- Low Carb Tip: Make a couple of easy swaps such as using fresh lemon and liquid Stevia instead of lemonade and honey to make a Keto version of the Starbucks Medicine Ball.
This Starbucks medicine ball recipe is delicious.
Are you a hot tea person? I usually opt for hot coffee drinks, but I love the minty fruity combo on this tea. The lemonade adds such a great flavor and honey coats your throat to soothe a cough naturally. This easy-to-make drink is like a warm hug when you’re feeling under the weather.
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A friend brought all the ingredients to my door for this tea last year in a lovely basket. It was such a welcome comfort! It has now been my go to for friends who are sick, don’t need a meal, but need a little something.
Oh what a thoughtful idea! Love that so much ❤️
I do something similar, but use the Wild Sweet Orange Tazo tea and a little lemon juice. Thanks for posting.
Oh yum that sounds great too!
Thanks for the idea. But seeing the peach tea I thought I’d share a sweet treat if you’re watching what you eating and want something sweet try hot peach tea or apple cinnamon with a splash of French vanilla creamer.
Oh yum! That does sound good. Thanks for sharing Missy!
Tried this recipe for the first time tonight Lina. I 💕 the taste so much. Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Oh good! Thanks for sharing!