How To Order Medicine Ball On Starbucks App: Steps Required & Its Overall Benefits

This guide will teach you how to order Medicine Ball on the Starbucks app. But first, you need to know what the drink is all about and why it is one of the best sellers at Starbucks. 

The medicine ball is made of jade citrus mint, green tea, steamed lemonade, peach herbal tea, and mint. It helps with soothing nasal congestion, and sore throat, and will generally make you feel better if you are slightly unwell.  

Please note that the “Medicine Ball” is a customer-influenced nickname. The official name of this drink on Starbucks is the “Honey Citrus Mint Tea.” It costs from $3.15 to $4.45 (depending on the size).

Now that you are familiar with the basics, let’s proceed to how you can order it on the Starbucks app.

How to Order Medicine Ball on the Starbucks App 


1. Login to the Starbucks app 

Login to the Starbucks app if you already have an account. If you don’t, you need to download the app and create one. 

2. Navigate to the menu 

Once logged in, press the “Order” button at the center of your screen to access the different menus available on the app. This “menu” page features several food and drink categories. 

3. Go to the “Hot Tea” section 

On the menu, locate the “Hot Tea” section and select “Green Teas”. You should see “Honey Citrus Mint” (also known as the Medicine Ball drink) among the options in the listing. Select it. 

4. Personalize your order 

After selecting “Honey Citrus Mint Tea,” a customization field will appear. Here, you can choose a preferred size for the drink. Size options on the app include short, tall, grande, and vent Medicine Ball drinks. 

You can also prefer it iced, explore varying milk choices (whole or almond), and request extra flavors or mint. Please note that you will not find a Trenta-sized version on the app. You have to order such in person. 

5. Cart your order

After personalizing your drink, click the “Add to Cart” button. Your order will be saved in a shopping cart for checkout or purchase. 

6. Checkout 

Go to your cart and carefully review your order for size, quantity, price, and delivery (optional). Click on “Checkout” once you are satisfied to pay for the drink.

Starbucks uses a location-based algorithm that will pair you with the nearest outlet. You can pick up your order there or buy it via a third-party delivery app like DoorDash or Uber Eats (using the same process) and have it delivered.

Please note that pickup times vary. They fluctuate based on the activity of the outlet. 

How to Make the Medicine Ball at Home

Making the Honey Citrus Mint tea at home generally helps you save costs, especially on delivery. With the ingredients below, you can make the Medicine Ball drink up to 18 times and still have extra lemonade packets: 

  • Teavana Jade Citrus Mint & Peach 
  • Lemonade Drink Mix 
  • 12 oz Honey

Let’s begin the process: 

  1. Pour about 180 mL (each) of the water and lemonade drink mix into a small saucepan and place it on a stove at medium-high heat. 
  2. Leave it on the stove until the (lemonade-water) mixture begins to simmer. At this point, remove the saucepan from the stove and place it on a cool surface. 
  3. Immerse the Teavana Jade Citrus and Peach tea bag into the lemonade-water mixture and cover the saucepan for about 3 minutes. 
  4. Dissolve your honey (with hot water) and add about 15 mL to your tea mixture. Stir it properly before pouring it into a mug. 
  5. You can add extra flavor, such as peppermint extract, to the tea before pouring it into a mug. 

Benefits of Drinking Starbucks Medicine Ball 

  1. The Honey Citrus Mint Tea is a green tea variety. One of the macro compounds in green tea is EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate). This compound prevents cell damage and supports weight loss. 
  2. The lemonade in the tea contains Vitamin C, which supports or boosts the immune system. 
  3. Honey is a natural suppressant for cough and nasal congestion. It also serves as a rich source of antioxidants to the body. 
  4. The Peach Tranquility mix contains anti-inflammatory properties and improves the blood vessels. 

Nutrient Facts About the Honey Citrus Mint Tea or Medicine Ball 

While the Medicine Ball is mostly about helping you feel better, you should watch out for its sugar content. Below is a list of all the nutrients in a Grande-size medicine ball: 

  • Calories – 130 
  • Caffeine – 16 mg
  • Sodium – 10 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates – 32 g
  • Dietary Fiber – 0 g
  • Sugars – 30 g 
  • Total Fat – 0 g
  • Protein – 0 g
  • Cholesterol – 0 mg

Please note that you can customize your order to contain less sugar and calories. 


What are the other names for the Medicine Ball?

The Medicine Ball has other names aside from the Honey Citrus Mint Tea. They include the Starbucks Cold Buster, Medicine Bomb, or Sick Tea. 

Can you reheat the Starbucks Medicine Ball?

Yes, if you have leftovers. Ensure you toss the tea bags before reheating. 

Does the Medicine Ball have caffeine?

Caffeine is present but in a low volume compared to coffee-based Starbucks drinks. A Grande size of this green tea can have up to 25 mg of caffeine. 

Conclusion: How to Order Medicine Ball on the Starbucks App

The Medicine Ball or Honey Citrus Mint Tea is delicious, comforting, and one of Starbucks’ best sellers in the “Hot Tea” category. 

You can order it on the Starbucks website) or the app to save valuable time by following the steps I showed you earlier. You can also make it at home now that you know the recipe you need and the steps to take. 

However, remember that the Medicine Ball does not cure any illness. It is simply a soothing and comforting beverage because of its recipe. Its benefits may also vary from person to person.

I hope you found this guide helpful. You should also see if Lipton Green Tea Citrus is good for you

Thanks for reading.