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CopyCat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

CopyCat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea is absolutely amazing. I like to drink it when I have a cold or anything Sinus happening. Even my kiddos love it. It helps soothe the throat and the peppermint in it helps open the sinuses.  Despite its deliciousness if you have ever been to Starbucks you know its not cheap. With a family of 6 and everyone wanting one the prices slowly creeps upward. Instead of heading to Starbucks all cold and flu season I decided to learn how to make it myself. Here is my copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea recipe.

This copycat Starbucks medicine ball tea recipe is feel better perfection and  even more perfect on the wallet. Each box of tea can be purchased at any of your local stores or you can use the links below. The honey was the most expensive. I prefer honey from local spots which can run between 10$-20$ but to me the benefits of local honey is worth it. Regardless of how much I spend on the honey the total is less than 30$ and I can make at minimum 15 cups of tea. To me that is a health and financial win.



Medicinal Benefits

This tea not only tastes delicious but it has medicinal benefits also. Please keep in mind I am not a doctor so I make no claims that this will heal you or make your cough and cold go away. I am just a mom who knows it helps her and her family. The ingredients used have been shown to help with cold symptoms

  • Peppermint/Mint: Contains menthol which helps soothe sore throats and quiet coughs. Peppermint oil can be used as a natural decongestant.
  • Lemon: Lemon juice helps cut through congestion. It helps to thin and reduce phlegm. Hot lemon water or steamed lemon water is especially helpful
  • Honey: Works as a great cough suppressant. It coats the throat to soothe irritation

Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea Recipe

Yield: 1 Serving

CopyCat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

CopyCat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

This hot tea will help soothe cough and cold symptoms. It has mint, peppermint, lemon, and honey all of which have been shown to help soothe and battle cough and cold.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup steamed lemonade or to cut sugar use hot lemon water
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teabag green mint tea
  • 1 teabag peach tea
  • 1 teabag peppermint tea
  • honey to taste


  1. Steam the Lemonade and Water. Basically put in a pot until just before boiling. Or for easier and faster steaming you can run thru your coffee maker like I do **
  2. Add the 3 different tea bags and let steep for 5-10 min for maximum effectiveness. Do not over steep or the bags may break and you will have floaties
  3. Add honey to taste
  4. Enjoy


Most of the calories in this tea come from the honey.

** One of my readers asked How To Steam Lemonade? I can be lazy so to steam lemonade usually I will just run it through my coffee maker. Another easy way to steam lemonade is to put it in a small pot on the stove top and warm on low heat while stirring. When it starts to steam you are all finished.

** To make a sugar free lemonade you can make lemon water. Place a cup of water on the stove top on low heat. As it warms squeeze 1 fresh lemon into the water and stir. Once it starts to steam remove from heat.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 Cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140
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  1. damondnollan
    November 22, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Nice! Thank you for the tip. I have come to enjoy tea within the past few years and when I’m not feeling well…a good tea is most certainly appreciated.

  2. November 22, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    I love it when people come up with a way to do drinks yourself, this sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for when you’re feeling a little under the weather.

  3. November 22, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    I do really love tea but for some reason, I just don’t drink it much anymore. Not sure why — except I know why today. Because it was 95 degrees!

  4. November 22, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    Whenever I start feeling sick I always make a herbal tea concoction as well. It definitely helps to kick whatever the funk is out of my system.

  5. Amber
    November 22, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Oh cool, I need to try this out. I hate being sick, so I’ll be making this soon. It sounds tasty!

  6. November 23, 2017 / 5:37 am

    My parents are really into tea and it definitely help them in their health. Had to try it too and it taste Ok than I taught.

  7. Rosey
    November 23, 2017 / 5:40 am

    It’s nice to have a bestie who knows you well. 🙂 I’d take tea for a cold, definitely!

  8. confettiandbliss
    November 23, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Tea is so warm and comforting – and your idea is a money-saver too! Now I need to head to the kitchen and put on my tea kettle.

  9. November 24, 2017 / 6:53 am

    Starbucks is so expensive, I always try to create my own beverages when I try to save money. Peach tea is my favorite so I need to try this.

  10. November 24, 2017 / 7:57 am

    Great alternative but with the same taste. Sometimes I feel like we are just paying for the name. Good to know and learn how it is being made. I want Peppermint and lemon flavors.

  11. Jen Walker
    November 24, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Ugh, sickness has been running around my house all month long, and I’m sure we’ll have more hitting us this winter! Thanks for the tip! I actually keep all these teas around anyway, some for when I’m sick, so a combination may be what works best.

  12. Hannah Marie
    November 24, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    It’s the season of cold and flu and this is perfect! I will always choose the cheaper alternative. lol! Thank you for sharing this!

  13. November 26, 2017 / 6:12 am

    Tea is the best when you have a cold. I love tea with a little bit of honey. I also love to make a good soup. Anything thats warm is perfect.

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