Making a Starbucks Medicine Ball at home is a great way to enjoy this popular tea beverage without leaving the comfort of your own kitchen. Although the Medicine Ball is not officially listed on Starbucks’ menu, it has gained a loyal following among tea enthusiasts. This is because of its soothing blend of hot water and steamed lemonade, combined with a mix of teas (Jade Citrus Mint and Peach Tranquility) and a hint of honey and peppermint syrup.
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup steamed lemonade
- 1 Jade Citrus Mint tea bag
- 1 Peach Tranquility tea bag
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 pump of peppermint syrup (optional)
Step 1: Heat the Water and Lemonade
Begin by heating up one cup of water in a tea kettle or microwave until it’s hot, but not boiling. In a separate saucepan or microwave-safe container, heat up one cup of lemonade until it’s steaming hot. Make sure to stir the lemonade occasionally to prevent it from boiling over.
Step 2: Steep the Tea Bags
Place one Jade Citrus Mint tea bag and one Peach Tranquility tea bag in a large mug. Pour the hot water over the tea bags and let them steep for 5 minutes. You can adjust the steeping time based on your personal preference for stronger or weaker tea.
Step 3: Add Honey and Peppermint Syrup
Remove the tea bags and add one tablespoon of honey to the mug. You can adjust the amount of honey based on your preference for sweetness. If you want to add peppermint syrup, pour one pump into the mug and stir everything together. Be careful not to add too much peppermint syrup, as it can be quite strong.
Step 4: Add Steamed Lemonade
Finally, add the steamed lemonade to the mug and stir everything together until it’s well-mixed. You can adjust the amount of lemonade based on your preference for a stronger or weaker citrus flavor.
Your homemade Starbucks Medicine Ball is now ready to enjoy! This recipe makes one serving, but you can easily double or triple the recipe to make more. You can also adjust the ingredients to suit your taste preferences, such as adding more or less honey, using a different type of tea, or omitting the peppermint syrup altogether.
If you don’t have a milk frothier to steam the lemonade, you can heat it up in a saucepan or in the microwave. Just be sure to stir it occasionally to prevent it from boiling over. For the tea, you can use any brand of Jade Citrus Mint and Peach Tranquility tea bags, or you can even use loose-leaf tea if you have it on hand.
If you want to make a cold version of the Medicine Ball, you can steep the tea bags in cold water instead of hot water and let them sit in the refrigerator for several hours. Once the tea is brewed, you can add ice, lemonade, honey, and peppermint syrup to the mixture.
Making a Starbucks Medicine Ball at home is a simple and delicious way to enjoy this popular tea beverage without having to leave the house. With just a few ingredients and some basic kitchen equipment, you can recreate the soothing and refreshing flavors of this fan-favorite drink anytime you want. So, the next time you’re craving a warm cup of tea, why not try making your own version of the Medicine Ball at home?