It’s the time of year when cold and flu are prevalent, and we look for a good cup of hot tea that will help us get well and stay well. This knockoff Starbucks medicine ball recipe is one that’s been around our household since my daughter first made it.
My daughter Abi has always been a whiz in the kitchen. She has very specific tastes, and often, those tastes are much more sophisticated than my own. At the first sign of a cold, my girl would head straight to Starbucks for their Medicine Ball Tea (also known by some as Coldbuster Tea).
Because Starbucks isn’t the cheapest place to get coffee and tea as much as she felt she needed it, Abi decided to use her kitchen skills to work up a recipe that was comparable to the tea she loves so much. This is her recipe, and she has given me permission to share it with you.
Abi’s Knockoff Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea Recipe
This recipe is really simple, and while similar, is different in ingredients than many of the recipes that you can find online. Still, it’s yummy and soothing to a sore throat, just the same.
Abi’s Knockoff Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea
- 4 bags green tea
- 2 bags peach tea
- 2-3 bag mint tea
- 1/8 c honey* or to taste
- 1/8 c lemon juice (fresh is best, but bottled is fine) or to taste
- Steep green tea for 3 mins in 8 oz. 165 degree water. (Green tea burns, and tastes awful if steeped at too high a temperature or for too long.)**
- Once green tea is finished steeping, pour it into a quart jar and add honey and lemon.
- In a separate mug, steep peach and mint tea bags in 8 oz. boiling water, about 5 minutes.**
- Pour peach and mint teas into quart jar when finished brewing.
- Top off with room temperature or warm water, depending on the temperature you prefer.
- Adjust lemon and honey to taste.
Love herbal tea when you are nervous? Try my “Feel Good” herbal tea recipe, or learn to make your own with my tips!