I hope this Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea recipe finds you all healthy and full of good cheer! Even though by the name, it sounds like something you’d drink only when you are sick, I love it so much that I treat myself to one every day! If you do find yourself feeling a little under the weather, this mixture of teas, lemonade, and honey is incredibly soothing to a sore throat, so I can understand how it got its name.
The Starbucks Medicine Ball started out as a secret menu item and then became so popular that it joined the official menu (now called Honey Citrus Mint Tea). If you are looking for a non-coffee option on a chilly day to warm you up, this is the perfect drink for you. But it’s really easy to make at home too, especially since the exact tea Starbucks uses is available at the grocery store. I never would have thought of steeping two different flavors of tea in one drink together, but the jade citrus mint and the peach tranquility combined are heavenly!
The first step is to warm up the lemonade. I just add it to a mug, and microwave for about a minute. Then add very hot water and stir in some honey.
Then, add the tea sachets. We are steeping two types of tea, one is herbal and one is green tea. They have different water temperature recommendations, so I just try to meet in the middle with water that is about 190 degrees. This is the temperature it comes out of my Keurig at, so that makes it easy. Add both tea sachets and allow them to steep for 2-4 minutes.
I have used other similar flavored teas that were not quite as good quality as the Teavana teas, and though they tasted fine, I do prefer the Teavana. It is worth a little extra cost, especially since you are making it at home and saving as a result.
And just a note to those who are sensitive to caffeine: while the herbal peach tea is caffeine-free, the green tea in the jade citrus mint does have about 20 mg of caffeine.
I really love having all the ingredients for a Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea on hand. Everyone I’ve made it for just loves it, and it’s so simple! A little package of all the ingredients and the recipe dropped off on the front porch of someone who was feeling sick or needing some encouragement would be such a thoughtful way to show you care.
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- 8 ounces lemonade
- 8 ounces water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 jade citrus mint tea sachet
- 1 peach tranquility tea sachet
- Add lemonade to a microwavable mug, and heat for 45 seconds until very warm.
- Add very hot water (just under boiling, or 190 degrees) to the lemonade in the mug.
- Add one tablespoon of honey, and stir to dissolve.
- Add both tea bags, and allow to steep for 2-4 minutes, or to desired strength.
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 163
- Sugar: 42g
- Sodium: 20mg
- Fat: 0.1g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 43g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 0.2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg