What Is Medicine Ball At Starbucks?
Starbucks Medicine Ball is a drink for a runny nose, which is included in the menu of the famous Starbucks coffee chain as a honey-citrus tea with mint. This drink is great for getting rid of seasonal colds and such unpleasant conditions as nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, pain when swallowing and talking. No matter how patient a person is, absolutely no one is happy to suffer from colds for a long time. Few of the frivolous ailments deal a stronger blow to a person’s mood than a cold. A great way to deal with an incipient illness, beyond classic recipes like raspberry tea, bed rest, or hot chicken broth, is to have a Starbucks Medicine Ball. It’s made with the following classic ingredients: Jade Citrus Mint Green Tea, Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea, hot water, steamed lemonade, and a hint of honey. The drink is also known as Cold Buster.
In addition, it is possible to supplement the drink with peppermint syrup, which makes it even more tart and suitable for extracting cold symptoms.
Mediсine Ball has a pleasant taste, which is not such a frequent case for a tea that has a medicinal purpose. Some visitors to coffee shops say that this drink is like a warm healing mojito. Even if you are perfectly healthy, but just not feeling well after a hard day, are depressed, upset about something, the minty and fruity taste, combined with notes of honey, uplifts your mood and makes life seem more pleasant. It’s also a great choice of drink to order if you’re caught in the rain or snowstorm, cold or wet – of course, only after you take off your wet clothes if possible. The combination of ingredients in this drink allows the body to produce heat more efficiently, which is more likely to prevent the development of a cold. In addition, honey has an immunostimulating effect, lemon soothes the throat, while green tea has a range of different health benefits.
The popularity of this drink has grown on the Instagram platform. The Medicine Ball was created from customer recipes, not invented by coffee shop employees. Thus, it is a kind of folk drink. Due to its ability to soften the throat, the drink is especially respected by representatives of those professions that deal with reading the text and singing: these are actors, teachers, announcers, TV presenters.
How To Order Medicine Ball Starbucks?
At one time, this tea mixture was part of the secret menu, but has recently been present on the official menu, thanks to which it has become possible to order this drink not only in person at the coffee shop, but also through the application. There is also the option to order a Starbucks Medical Ball on the coffee shop website. This option is more convenient for those consumers who don’t want to clutter up the memory of their smartphone or tablet with the Starbucks application.
How To Order a Medicine Ball on The Starbucks App?
On the official Starbucks menu, Medical Ball is called Honey Citrus Mint Tea. It is located in the “Hot Teas” category, in which you need to select the “Green Teas” subcategory. It is in it that this drink is located. It can be found between the positions of Matcha Tea Latte and Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea.
Before placing an order, you have to select a specific Starbucks store, only after that the menu will become available to you.
As with most other Starbucks drinks, you can choose from four drink sizes: short, tall, grand, and venti. Their volume is 240 ml, 350 ml, 470 ml and 590 ml, respectively. It is noteworthy that in the Starbucks app there is no possibility to order a drink in the amount of trenta size, which is 920 ml. This can only be done in person at a coffee shop.
Since the Medicine Ball is a custom drink, you can change individual components of it, such as changing the amount of lemonade and honey in the drink, or even adding additional peach or green tea bags. Another idea for a more warming effect is to add some cinnamon powder. In this case, slight changes in the cost of the order are possible.
The final stage of ordering is the choice of in-store or drive-thru pick-up. You can also use third-party delivery services such as UberEATS.
How to Order Medicine Ball Starbucks Online?
The principle of ordering Medicine Ball at the Starbucks website is similar to that when working with a mobile application. The only significant difference is that all actions are performed on the website of the coffee chain, and not in the installed mobile application. Here you can choose any of the same drink sizes, you can adjust the amount and presence of certain components.
Those customers who like really large portions and prefer the size of the treant, i.e. 920 ml, or 31 oz, will still not be able to order Medicine Ball in this volume on the coffee shop website. This can only be done in person. It should be noted that few people feel ready to absorb such a large volume of drink. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, the drink will simply have time to cool before you drink it, and because of this, its benefits will decrease significantly, and the taste will lose its former attractiveness. In addition, for some people, such a large amount of green tea is too exciting for the nervous system, because it is no secret that green tea still contains caffeine, although it is significantly less than in black tea or coffee. Finally, don’t forget about such a factor as calorie content: if you order a standard Honey Citrus Mint Tea in the amount of venti, then a serving contains 150 kilocalories, that is, a full-fledged snack like a salad with a boiled egg.
Due to the presence of peach tea, the bitterness of green tea, which is contained in the Medical Ball, is almost completely masked, which makes this drink a favorite even among the notorious sweet tooth. In addition, the aroma of peach is, perhaps, dominant in the drink. Connoisseurs of fresh taste, as a rule, add one or two servings of mint syrup, which, in addition to the pleasant taste, effectively fights the unpleasant sensations in the throat during a cold.