What does the medicine ball from Starbucks have? (Why is it called Medicine Ball tea? + More information)

You may have heard of the Starbucks medicine ball tea. For its cult following due to its supposed medicinal properties, you might be wondering, “What does the medicine ball from Starbucks have?”

The medicine ball from Starbucks is a tea brewed from Jade Citrus Mint Tea, Peach Tranquillity Herbal Tea, lemonade, and honey. I discovered it last winter following a bout of flu, and I must say it was really helpful. I learnt that the medicine ball first started out on the secret menu as a concoction with cold relieving effects. It has since gone on to feature on Starbucks’ main menu as Honey Citrus Mint Tea. So if you have signs of a cold coming on, this drink should help you feel much better. It is guaranteed to both hydrate your body and soothe your throat. It is said to also work in different ways to make you feel much better. At the very least, what is undeniable is that if you were to take several cups of the medicine ball, you will get what the doctor ordered: loads of hot drinks for your cold.

Why is it called Medicine Ball tea?

It is called medicine ball tea because it can evidently relieve cold and flu symptoms. Two teas, that is the Jade Citrus Mint tea, and the Peach Tranquillity Herbal tea are combined with steamed lemonade and honey. Each of these has proven cold symptoms fighting properties. When rolled together they form a formidable boost to your immune system against colds. It is important to note the claim is it relieves cold symptoms, and should not be expected to cure a cold.

What does the Medicine Ball from Starbucks help with?

The medicine ball from Starbucks is said to help combat colds, flu, and their symptoms including sniffles, congestion, sore throats, hoarse voice, and headaches. Each component of the concoction has particular properties that help.

The Jade Citrus Mint Tea sachet contains green tea, lemongrass, lemon verbena, and spearmint. These help to unblock clogged sinuses, relieve tension headaches and fight bacterial infections, among other things.

The Peach Tranquility Teabag has apple, candied pineapple, chamomile flowers and pollen, lemon verbena, liquorice root, peach, and rose hips. It is abundant in Vitamin C and antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. These aid cell repair and fight disease-causing germs.

Steamed Lemonade is rich in Vitamin C, while honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that contribute richly to the drink’s significant arsenal.

Lemonade and honey also add vitamin-packed natural flavors to make this mix delicious to drink.

The medicine ball overall has a high dose of vitamin C. Studies have established such a high dose, taken at the beginning of a cold, lessen cold symptoms and help reduce its duration.

Does the Starbucks Medicine Ball have caffeine?

Yes, the Starbucks Medicine Ball tea contains caffeine, present in the Jade Citrus mint tea. A grande, which is a 16 fl. oz cup of Medicine Ball will have 16-25 mg of caffeine. Although this amount is low, the medicine ball should not be labelled as caffeine-free.

How do I order a Medicine Ball at Starbucks?

Order for a Honey Citrus Mint Tea, as this is the name it goes by on the Starbucks menu.

To order the drink on the Starbucks app, go to the “Order” menu. Choose the “Hot Tea” menu. Tap “Green Teas” then “Honey Citrus Mint Tea”. Select your size, and check out.

You can also order in person at the counter or drive-thru. Since this drink is already on the menu, ask for Honey Citrus Mint Tea instead of Medicine Ball or other names. This will make the barista’s life easier as they may not be familiar with the medicine ball moniker.

Final Thoughts

Given the foregoing, you should have a cup of the medicine ball, especially at the onset of a cold or flu. The evidence is that you’ll shorten the duration of the cold. Later than this, the cold is likely to run its course, but even then, the symptoms will be milder, so it is worth a try. Regardless, whether you’re attempting to fend off a cold or trying out new flavors, the Honey Citrus Mint Tea is a revitalizing, low caffeine drink that you can enjoy on a cold day or evening.

FAQ Section

What does Starbucks Medicine Ball taste like?

The Starbucks medicine ball has a sharp lemonade taste, with a light sweetness, and peachy undertones.

Can I drink a Medicine Ball from Starbucks while pregnant?

Caution is advised. Although a Medicine ball is maybe safe for you while pregnant because has some caffeine one should be cautious. It however has no herbs known to be dangerous to an expectant woman.

Is the honey citrus mint tea the same as the Medicine Ball?

The Honey Citrus Mint Tea and Medicine ball are the same. Honey Citrus Mint tea is the name on the Starbucks menu and has been since 2017.

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