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This copycat Starbucks medicine ball is a hot super tea that is great to order when you have a cold or feel under the weather. It’s also incredibly delicious and is perfect for a cold winter day! This tea is made with lemonade, mint and peach teas with honey and citrus.

Starbucks medicine ball tea in a mug.
Starbucks medicine ball hot tea

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The medicine ball is my go to drink every time I start feeling under the weather. It’s so warming and full of good stuff. It tastes great too!

Mint tea, peach tea, honey, citrus and fresh mint are some of the ingredients that make up this super tea! You don’t have to worry about finding the exact brands that Starbucks uses to make this tea from scratch because you can find everything you need at the grocery store.

copycat Starbucks medicine ball in a glass mug.
Copycat Starbucks medicine ball

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Skip the expensive prices at Starbucks and make this tea at home.
  • Enjoy the heath benefits of tea and citrus. Tea has antioxidants and lemon has lots of vitamin C!
  • The peppermint extract kicks up the mint flavor, but is completely optional.
  • You can use Starbucks Teavana brand, but you don’t have to, other brands work too.
  • Double or triple the servings if making for multiple people.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Water – For steeping the tea.
  • Lemonade – Simply Lemonade is my favorite, anything will work as long as it has no pulp.
  • Fresh Mint Leaves – Adds a refreshing and delicious flavor.
  • Lemon – Fresh lemon for added lemon flavor.
  • Mint Tea – Use your favorite brand of tea. Tazo is a popular brand. Tazo Zen is my favorite.
  • Peach Tea – Use your favorite brand of tea.
  • Honey – Any honey will work, however I suggest using raw or local honey.
  • Peppermint Extract – Optional, for an extra kick of mint flavor.

How To Make This Recipe

four image process making Starbucks copycat medicine ball.
Starbucks copycat medicine ball process

Step 1:

Add water, lemonade, mint leaves and lemon slices to a pot. Bring to a simmer. 

Step 2:

Once hot, add teabags and let steep for 5 minutes.

Step 3:

Pour tea into a cup, stir in honey. Add peppermint extract, if desired, and stir. Enjoy!

medicine ball tea in a glass.
Make your own medicine ball tea at home

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • This recipe makes about the equivalent of a grande size tea from Starbucks, but you can adjust the recipe to make more or less.
  • Use a sugar-free lemonade to reduce the amount of sugar.
  • Add a peppermint tea bag if you prefer rather than adding peppermint extract.
  • Love your tea iced? Prepare as normal, then pour the tea over ice.

Storing

Storing: Remove the tea bags and place the tea in an airtight container like a mason jar. Before sealing the jar, place a piece of plastic wrap over the top to keep it fresh. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Reheating: Remove the lid and warm it to your desired temperature in the microwave.

FAQ

Do I have to use Starbucks tea to make their medicine ball tea?

No, you don’t have to use the same brands to make the medicine ball. Starbucks uses Teavana, but you can use any brand.

Can I use sugar free lemonade to make medicine ball tea?

Yes! Use your favorite lemonade without pulp.

Is Starbucks medicine ball tea good for you?

Yes. It’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C, providing some health benefits.

How do I order a medicine ball tea at Starbucks?

Ask for the medicine ball! It’s a regularly ordered hot tea and the baristas will know what to do. If ordering on the app, you’ll order the honey citrus mint tea.

How many calories are in a Starbucks medicine ball?

A grande, 16-ounce Starbucks medicine ball contains 130 calories.

Yield: 1 Serving

Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball

copycat Starbucks medicine ball in a glass mug.

This copycat Starbucks medicine ball is a hot super tea that is great to order when you have a cold or feel under the weather. It's also incredibly delicious and is perfect for a cold winter day! This tea is made with lemonade, mint and peach teas with honey and citrus.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup lemonade
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint leaves
  • Half lemon, sliced
  • 1 bag mint tea
  • 1 bag peach tea
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 drops peppermint extract, optional

Instructions

  1. Add water, lemonade, mint leaves and lemon slices to a pot. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Once hot, add teabags and let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour tea into a cup, stir in honey. Add peppermint extract, if desired, and stir. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use a sugar-free lemonade to reduce the amount of sugar.
  • This recipe makes about the equivalent of a grande size tea from Starbucks, but you can adjust the recipe to make more or less.
  • Storing: Remove the tea bags and place the tea in an airtight container like a mason jar. Before sealing the jar, place a piece of plastic wrap over the top to keep it fresh. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheating: Remove the lid and warm it to your desired temperature in the microwave.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 40gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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