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!
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.
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!
- 3/4 cup lemonade
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 bag Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea
- 1 bag Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea
- honey to taste
- 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).
- 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!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150