Homemade Starbucks Medicine Ball

Calm that winter cold with a homemade Starbucks medicine ball that blends lemonade, and two teas with a dash of honey to warm you up and soothe that cold!

If you’re house is anything like mine, the winter colds have been making their way through repeatedly. And I am so over it. I think I have forgotten what not having a runny nose and a cough feels like. Thank goodness my pack a day smoker’s cough is gone. But it has been a doozy. My homemade Starbucks medicine ball habit has been a bit of a god send on that score.

My friend got me hooked on them during our coffee runs at work. He ordered one, and never having heard of them before I turned up my nose at it, getting instead my usual half caff coconut milk latte, only to turn around and order one the next day thus beginning my complete reliance on them as I have been going through this cold season.

So, I decided to make them at home! 

In this recipe I used teas you can readily find at the store in lieu of the traditional Starbucks teas that don’t always pop up in your grocery aisle.

You can find the Starbucks specialty teas that make the medicine ball here – Starbucks Peach Tranquility Tea, and Starbucks Jade Citrus Mint. I also highly recommend the Starbucks Defense Wellness Tea!

Instead I grabbed what I could with a peach tea, and a lemon green tea from my grocer’s aisle. Pick up a prepared lemonade, and have raw honey on hand. If you want added lemon, I always endorse a couple extra slices in your tea!

The recipe is simple enough, with a blend of water and lemonade, a couple of tea bags and some added honey to soothe your throat.

Growing up my mom and I had a nightly ritual of tea before bed, and having tea always reminds me of that time together. I don’t take as much honey in my tea as I used to (like an obscene amount when I was a kid!), but something slow to sip during the day is always a great way to spend a few slow minutes of your day.

Yield: 2

Homemade Starbucks Medicine Ball

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Lemonade
  • 2 bags Starbucks Tazo Lemon Ginger Tea, or Starbucks Jade Citrus Mint
  • 2 bags Peach Tea, or Starbucks Peach Tranquility Tea
  • Honey
  • Lemon Slices

Directions:

In a saucepan combine lemonade and water and bring to a simmer. In two large mugs put one bag of each tea into the mugs.

Steep the tea in the lemonade water blend. Stir in the honey and add lemon slices. Serve immediately.

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