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Starbucks Medicine Ball Copycat Recipe

January 16, 2020

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A couple weeks ago I was starting to lose my voice and grabbed a “medicine ball” drink from Starbucks. It was so soothing! Sweet, fresh, delicious. I’m not a huge tea person, but I couldn’t stop thinking about how good that drink was.

So I did some digging online and found out it’s super easy to make your own version. I subbed out the Teavana mint tea for Celestial Tea Well ginger mint tea so that it’s just herbal tea (all caffeine-free). I also added a scoop of collagen peptides (totally optional) because why not add some extra health benefits?  Any mint or peach tea work really well for this drink, too, if you can’t find these brands.

The Starbucks version cost me $2.87 and my copycat version came in at just $1.08. So excited to be able to make my own each day without having to leave the kitchen.

If you love the Starbucks medicine ball, you need this recipe in your life! And if not, you’ll love this hot drink anyway.

Starbucks Medicine Ball Copycat Recipe

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Servings: 1


  • 1 cup Simply Lemonade (I like the light version)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tea bag peach herbal tea
  • 1 tea bag mint herbal tea
  • 1-2 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 scoop collagen peptides (optional)


  • Heat lemonade and water in a microwave-safe mug for 2-3 minutes, until steaming hot.
  • Drop in the tea bags and give it a stir.
  • Let steep for 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the honey and collagen peptides, if using.


If you don't have lemonade, you can add extra water and half of a true lemonade packet or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

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  1. Janet says:

    You said the tevana has caffeine. Could you use 2 of the tea well or a brand that doesn’t have caffeine? Thanks ????

    • Brittney says:

      So not all Teavana has caffeine, just the Teavana mint tea that is typically used in the Starbucks medicine ball. The Teavana Peach Tranquility doesn’t have caffeine – it’s just an herbal tea.

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