The Best Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball Recipe… Period.

The “Medicine Ball” is hands down one of the best warm teas I’ve tried from Starbucks. Even after getting the recipe straight from a barista herself, I still couldn’t figure out why it didn’t taste exactly like the one from the popular big chain brand.

The original recipe itself is simple.  It includes two teas, Teavana’s Jade Citrus Mint and Peach Tranquility, Lemonade and Honey. Between paying $10 for tea, $3 for lemonade, $7.00 for honey, and hoping that Target has both Teavana teas in stock at any given time – the commitment level is pretty high. Imagine the disappointment once you’ve spent your money and time, but the measurements are completely off.

the discovery.

Starbucks Medicine Ball Hack

I had all but made another effort to recreate Starbuck’s Medicine Ball with the left over lemonade. Those Teavana tea’s in the cute snap cases? Expired. After about the second time of failing, either by too much lemonade or too little honey, I had moved on to newer obsessions.

Until …

Until I randomly purchased the Every Day Detox Lemon tea from Traditional Medicinals .  I wasn’t looking to make the Starbucks Medicine Ball on this particular morning. I simply opted for tea to give myself a break from having coffee three days in a row. The moment I took a sip from my cup I instantly felt joy. Absolute joy, because now I had the golden ticket to the easiest, most simplest way to make Starbuck’s Medicine Ball.  Best discovery yet, and I wasn’t even trying. Now, I could make this Starbuck’s copy cat Medicine Ball recipe as often as I wanted.


If you want to know how to make my copy-cat version of Starbuck’s Medicine Ball, check out the recipe provided below.

This is not a sponsored blog post and I do not receive any incentives for mentioning or discussing this product.  

the recipe.

Best Copy Cat Starbucks Medicine Ball Recipe

The easiest, most simplest and cost effective recipe for Starbuck's tea, infamously known as the Medicine Ball.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 ½ TBSP Honey
  • 1 Traditional Medicinals EveryDay Detox Lemon Tea
  • 8 - 10 ounces Hot Water


This recipe is made using anywhere between 8 to 10 ounces of boiling hot water. Anything more, and you may need to add additional lemon juice and honey. 


  • Posted November 11, 2022 2:49 am
    by Leigh

    5 stars
    Love this!

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