Starbucks added “Honey Citrus Mint Tea,” more often known as “medicine ball tea,” to its full menu in response to growing consumer demand.
A glass of steaming lemonade with peppermint is served in a Teavana tea bag and includes a packet of honey, as well as an optional pump of peppermint. It’s made up of half hot water, a Teavana jade citrus mint tea bag, and a bag of Teavana peach tranquility tea.
In October, the beverage debuted on the market. Starbucks decided to classify the medicine ball as a real drink during its Annual Shareholder Meeting in March.
The official name of the drink on the Starbucks menu is “Honey Citrus Mint Tea” but the term Medicine Ball seems to have taken on a life of its own.
Teavana’s Jade Citrus Mint Green Tea, Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea, lemonade, and honey are among the components in Medicine Ball.
Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea is a green tea blend with lemon verbena, lemongrass, and spearmint. It helps to alleviate clogged noses, viral illnesses, muscular aches and pains, and tension headaches and migraines among other things.
Apple, rose hips, candied pineapple, chamomile flowers, peach, licorice root, lemon verbena, and chamomile pollen make up Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea. It’s jam-packed with Vitamin C and antioxidant capabilities.
To order the drink on your smartphone app, go to the “Order” menu. Select the “Hot Tea” option from the “Green Teas” drop-down menu. Choose a size for your Honey Citrus Mint Tea from among “Green Teas” and “Honey Citrus Mint Tea” and you’re done.
Customers who want to maximize the health benefits of this drink may benefit from ordering a Grande size, according to Starbucks.
Make your barista’s life a little easier and call it the Honey Citrus Mint Tea if you’re ordering the tea in person. Chances are, they don’t know what a Medicine Ball is. Not everyone knows the language of Starbucks as intimately as you do.
It’s essential to note that the cost will vary depending on your location and cup size. Normally, the cost for Short (236mL): $3.35, Tall (354mL): $3.45, Grande (473mL): $3.95, Venti (591mL): $4.00.
Yes, a Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea does contain caffeine, although not much. According to Starbucks nutrition data, a 16 ounce Medicine Ball has 16-25 mg of caffeine. The Jade Citrus Mint green tea bag is where the caffeine comes from specifically. The herbal tea bag is also devoid of caffeine.
This drink includes a high amount of Vitamin C and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial compounds. Lemonade and honey combine vitamin-rich natural flavors to make this delectable beverage. You may also discover other beverages Starbucks has to offer if you’re looking for a sore throat remedy.
The amounts of caffeine and lemongrass in the teas are very minor, and should not cause any issues (except for those who may be sensitive to these ingredients for other reasons).
The Medicine Ball does offer some of the treatments that may assist a cold, particularly if you have a minor sore throat. Fluid, vitamin C, and honey are all good remedies.
While it won’t prevent or cure a cold, it is a tasty hot drink (that isn’t coffee-based!) that offers some short-term symptom alleviation.
If you don’t want the extra calories, skip the honey (or use a low-calorie sweetener) and try sugar-free lemonade to reduce the calorie count to practically nothing.
If you have any leftovers, return the tea and lemonade to the refrigerator. (Toss the tea bags.) It may all be reheated at a later time when you wish to have another body warming drink.
Roberts is credited with coining the term “medicine ball,” which referred to the idea that using the ball “energizes the body, promotes digestion, restores and preserves one’s health.” The author of a Scientific American story from around that time wrote that Roberts coined the phrase.