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How to Order a Medicine Ball Tea at Starbucks: Tasty Tips!

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Cold and flu season is right around the corner, and soon everyone will be looking for ways to ward them off or feel better should the worst happen. If you are looking for a hot drink to get you through this upcoming cold and flu season, Starbucks delivers with its Medicine Ball Tea.

Not only is this hot drink delicious, but it’s also healthy for you—something everyone needs during the winter months. At one time, the Medicine Ball Tea was only available on Starbucks’ secret menu, but no longer! You can order this hot tea right off the regular menu when you need it.

It’s under a new name, but still the same tea. To order a Medicine Ball Tea at Starbucks, ask for a Honey Citrus Mint Tea. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about Medicine Ball Tea and how to order it in the blog below.

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What Is Starbucks’ Medicine Ball Tea?

Considered to be almost mythical for years, Starbucks’ Medicine Ball Tea was one of the most commonly ordered and popular drinks on the secret menu. A flu-season favorite, this stayed popular, which is why it’s come to the regular menu under another name, the Honey Citrus Mint Tea.

What’s in a Medicine Ball Tea?

You may wonder what’s in the Medicine Ball Tea that makes it such a fan favorite, especially if you’ve never had one. Here is a list of the ingredients:

  • Peach Tranquility herbal tea
  • Jade Citrus Mint green tea
  • Hot water
  • Steamed lemonade
  • Honey to taste
  • Peppermint syrup (optional)

How to Order a Medicine Ball Tea at Starbucks

Many Starbucks have an online ordering system, so if this is how you are going to order your Medicine Ball Tea, follow these steps:

Select Drink

First, press the selection for “Hot Teas” and then select Honey Citrus Mint Tea under “Green Teas”. Remember that Medicine Ball Tea is listed as Honey Citrus Mint Tea.

Choose Your Size

Once you’ve chosen your drink, then you’ll be prompted to choose the size of tea you want. You can choose from the following.

Short: 8 ounces
Tall: 12 ounces
Grande: 16 ounces
Venti: 20 ounces

Customize Your Drink

Now, if you decide you want to customize your tea by adding peppermint, choose flavors, then choose “Add Peppermint”.

Order and Pay

Once you have your drink the way you want it, submit your order and pay with your preferred method. If you do order directly from a barista, you could probably ask for Medicine Ball Tea and they will most likely know what drink that is.

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What Does the Medicine Ball Drink Cost?

On average, you can expect to pay around $3.35 to $3.95 for a Medicine Ball Tea. This is according to the location you purchase your drink in and the size you order. It’s also according to whether you have peppermint added or not.

Of course, you can also make this drink at home for a fraction of the cost. There are recipes on the internet to help you get the ingredients and the mixtures right.

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Wrapping Up

Ordering a Medicine Ball Tea used to be something you could only do on Starbucks’ secret menu. However, now it’s listed on the official menu as a Honey Citrus Mint Tea and is pretty simple to order. This tea is a fan favorite during cold and flu season, so you’ll want to start ordering yours soon.

It tastes great, is healthy for you, and will help to keep you hydrated, something you need to prevent colds and flu, or even more, if you already have them. You can also make this hot tea at home so that you can do it without having to leave the house when you’re feeling horrible and don’t want to spread your germs to others.

Have you ever had Starbucks’ Medicine Ball Tea?

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Kate MacDonnell

Kate is a lifelong coffee enthusiast and homebrewer who enjoys writing for coffee websites and sampling every kind of coffee known to man. She’s tried unusual coffees from all over the world and owns an unhealthy amount of coffee gear.

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