Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

January has never been very kind to my family. Despite all getting our flu shots and not traveling this year, we still managed to spend most of the month being sick it seems. I blame preschool germs! I’ve been battling a gnarly cold myself for two weeks now!

A couple of weeks ago, I finally decided to try the popular “Medicine Ball” tea from Starbucks. On their menu, it is also known as Honey Citrus Mint Tea. I really enjoyed it and after visiting 3 times in one week, I knew I needed to just figure out how to make it at home because those trips add up!

Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

The drink is really very easy to make at home. The key to making it taste the same as the Starbucks version is to use the same tea that they use which is Teavana tea. You will need Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea and Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea. I found both teas at my local grocery store, but you can also get them online.

Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

Once you’ve got the tea, all you need is some lemonade, water, and honey! I believe that Starbucks does half-lemonade half-water in their drink, but the great thing about making it at home is that you can adjust everything however you want! I actually like to do a little less lemonade and more water as I don’t like super sweet drinks.

To make the tea, you just heat up the water and lemonade, let the teas steep for a few minutes, and stir in some honey! It tastes exactly the same as the Starbucks version, you can make it without leaving home, and your wallet will thank you!

Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

Yield: 1 serving

Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

Making your own Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea at home is so easy and saves money!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup lemonade
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 bag Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea
  • 1 bag Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea
  • honey to taste


  1. Pour the lemonade and water into a microwave-safe mug and stir. Heat for 2 minutes (Alternatively, you can also heat the mixture in a pan on the stove).
  2. Add one bag of the peach and mint tea and let steep 3-5 minutes. Stir in desired amount of honey (I add about 1 tablespoon). Discard tea bags and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150

Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea



  1. Tried the real medicine ball this week per a friend’s recommendation. This home version is SO yummy. Thanks!

  2. Are you still able to buy Tervana tea from the grocery stores? I can’t find any in my area.

  3. Walmart also carries both flavors

  4. Thank you for this. It’s been my go-to drink when I have a cold or don’t feel great. 

  5. I do not drink tea or coffee. I tried this tea at Starbucks at the suggestion of a friend.
    It was great. Thank you for the recipe. On a side note, I also have never really liked mint, either. But, this combination is very good. Thank you.

  6. No one is commenting on the SUGAR content. It is in the high 50’s at starbucks I believe for just a grande. Is it less for the homemade version?

    • That’s the great thing about making your own, Vicki! You can control how much honey you use. You can also use sugar-free lemonade. The taste will obviously be a bit different, but it’s still a better alternative.

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  8. This tastes identical to the Starbucks Medicine Ball tea! I usually get mine with peppermint, so I added 3 drops of peppermint essential oil to this recipe. It was just as I ordered from Starbucks. Thank you so much for this! You’ve saved me time and money!

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