It’s not just the coffee that Starbucks fans love but also the food, merchandise, and home remedies for seasonal sniffles. Many customers believe that the Starbucks Honey Citrus Mint Tea, also known as the Medicine Ball, will soothe a bad cold or sore throat.
While you can ask the baristas at the store to make you one, do you know how to order a Medicine Ball on the Starbucks app? If you’d like to find out, keep reading!
How To Order the Medicine Ball On the Starbucks App
To order the Medicine Ball on the Starbucks app, you have to look under the official name, which is the Honey Citrus Mint Tea, found under Hot Teas in the Green Teas section. This drink contains peach-green tea steeped in a mixture of hot water and steamed lemonade, with 2-5 pumps of honey, depending on the size.
If you have more questions about the Medicine Ball, such as ingredients, nutritional values, and recipes you can make at home, read on to find the answers below!
What Is a Medicine Ball Called On the Starbucks App?
When looking for the Medicine Ball on the Starbucks app, you’ll find it under the drink’s official name, which is Honey Citrus Mint Tea.
The Medicine Ball started out as a customer creation, with customizations added to the base of herbal teas, but became so popular by way of Instagram that it was added to the permanent menu.
The Honey Citrus Mint Tea was previously called The Medicine Ball on the Starbucks menu but was recently renamed.
However, most Starbucks employees are familiar with the original name and will be aware of what drink you’re requesting if you ask for the Medicine Ball.
Can You Order a Medicine Ball On the Starbucks App?
When you’re feeling under the weather, you probably don’t want to stand in line at the store to ask for a Cold Buster. The good news is that you do have the option to order ahead on your phone by using the Starbucks mobile app.
Sometimes people who find themselves in real need of a Medicine Ball have a hard time ordering it in the Starbucks app because they don’t see it listed on the menu.
However, once you know the official name, it’s easy to order a Medicine Ball, either in-store or on the Starbucks mobile app.
You’ll find this drink on the Starbucks menu under Hot Teas in the Green Teas section. You can pick the Honey Citrus Mint Tea, choose various customization options like extra honey or lemonade, or a dash of peppermint flavor, and you’re good to go.
As well you can even ask for it by name at the drive-through, so you don’t have to go into the store at all.
What Are the Ingredients Of a Medicine Ball?
The Medicine Ball is a combination of soothing and delicious, with one bag each of Jade Citrus Mint green tea and Peach Tranquility herbal tea, along with equal parts hot water and steamed lemonade and 2-5 pumps of honey, depending on the size.
Here’s the full list of healing ingredients you’ll find in a Medicine Ball:
- Infusion of organic green tea, organic spearmint, organic lemon verbena, and organic lemongrass (green tea)
- Infusion of apple pieces, candied pineapple pieces, rosehip peels, peach pieces, chamomile flowers, and lemon verbena (peach tea)
- Honey blend syrup
How Many Calories Are There in a Medicine Ball?
As befitting a healthy drink, the Honey Citrus Mint Tea is quite low on calories, as a 16-fluid-ounce serving has just 130 calories.
Here’s a full list of the nutritional values based on a 16-ounce/grande-sized drink:
- Calories: 130
- Calories from Fat: 0
- Total Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 10 mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 32 g
- Dietary Fiber: 0 g
- Sugars: 30 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Caffeine: 16 mg
Even though a Medicine Ball is low in calories compared to other Starbucks drinks, it may still have too much sugar. In fact, some nutritionists feel that the sugar in the honey outweighs the benefits of the green and peach teas.
However, if you want to reduce the amount of sugar, you can simply ask for less honey by requesting the drink to be half-sweet or by specifying the number of syrup pumps you’d like.
Where Can I Find a Starbucks Medicine Ball Recipe?
For those times when you’re not feeling well enough to go out to the store even to pick up a Medicine Ball, you can easily make one at home by acquiring the Starbucks recipe.
Luckily, you’ll find plenty of copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball recipes online that you can make easily at home.
You just need a few ingredients and may already have them at home in the pantry and fridge.
Starbucks also sells boxes of Jade Citrus Mint and Peach Tranquility tea, which you can use to accurately copy the recipe!