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Sometimes, when you’re feeling extra bleh, you need a little something to warm up your belly and help you kick the yuck away.
Well, Starbucks, everyone’s favorite coffee chain, has your back, because they have a drink on their Starbucks secret menu called a “medicine ball” that will have you feeling all better in a jiffy.
Last time I had a scratchy throat this drink was my LIFESAVER. It’s basically the ultimate cold buster.
I went through the drive-thru and ordered one every single day. It just makes me feel like I can take on the WORLD.
Starbucks isn’t crazy about the name “medicine ball” even though that’s what everyone calls it, so, when you order the drink, you might need to order a “Honey Citrus Mint Tea” instead.
But that’s the same thing. 🙂
There is also a similar drink called the Citrus Defender you can try too!
What’s in the Starbucks Medicine Ball?
The ingredients for a Starbucks Medicine Ball are:
- 1 Venti cup with half hot water and half steamed lemonade
- 1 bag of Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea
- 1 bag of Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea
- Packet of honey
- Pump of peppermint (optional)
I usually go for the optional pump of peppermint syrup, because it just feels extra tingly on my throat, and I like to squish the tea bag really good in my medicine ball tea to really get all the goodness out there.
Everyone on social media LOVES this secret menu item, and some even say to go for extra honey and an optional pump of vanilla just to make it extra fun, but I think the vanilla can make it too sweet.