Honey Citrus Mint Tea: How to Make Starbucks' Former "Medicine Ball Tea" Secret Menu Item by Jessica Acree

2 years ago
Honey Citrus Mint Tea: How to Make Starbucks' Former "Medicine Ball Tea" Secret Menu Item

There's something magical about sipping hot tea when you're not feeling quite up to par. I am by no means a connoisseur when it comes to the art of steeping tea leaves, but I can appreciate a soul-soothing cup, especially when coping with a seasonal case of the blahs – stuffy nose, sore throat and the general fog of sinus congestion.

Starbucks has a little cold buster I'd like to tell you about. The "Medicine Ball" was originally only part of their secret menu, but the customer creation became so popular it's now on the regular menu under the name Honey Citrus Mint Tea. Here's how to make your own version of Medicine Ball Tea at home! 

You'll need:

  • Teavana loose leaf tea bags (Mint Majesty and Peach Tranquility)
  • hot water
  • steamed lemonade 
  • a touch of honey

Here's how to make it:

  1. Steep the tea bags in the hot water.
  2. Add the lemonade and honey. Stir. 

Starbucks claims the flavors "mingle tastefully well together for a tea that comforts from the inside out." It will rock your world.

Honey is known to be a natural cough syrup packed with antioxidants, but you could lower the sugar count by substituting the lemonade for lemon juice.

"Tea is to the body as music is to the soul." – Earlene Grey

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Donna John
Mmmm! This sounds so good. I am so programmed when it comes to Starbucks that I don't even consider anything other than a chai latte. Will have to shake things up next time and try this -- and make it at home! Thanks, Jessica Acree !
Jessica Acree
Live on the edge Donna John :) I ordered an iced chai latte on my way to work today actually... a solid one too! I add espresso when I need my eyes to open a little more... <3
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, yum! I am definitely going to try this, Jessica Acree . I am a tea drinker, too (love my chai), but also love Teavana products (especially the Zen tea). Thanks for the pro tip!
Jessica Acree
Whenever I have a great cup of tea I always think, I should really do this more! It’s never really my first go to. But it’s like comfort in a cup :)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This tea has been getting me through my latest bout with bronchitis. Thank you, Jessica Acree , for sharing the Starbucks magic!
Jessica Acree
You my friend are SO welcome!! I miss you guys fiercely! Sneaking back... <3

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