A secret Starbucks menu item became such a hit with cold sufferers that the company just recently made it part of the official beverage lineup!
The drink goes by the name Medicine Ball on social media — because it can apparently help relieve cold symptoms.
Starbucks adds cold-busting drink to its menu
A Starbucks spokesperson told Clark.com in an email that the coffee chain noticed the beverage was gaining popularity last October, particularly on Instagram.
There were so many requests for the tea-based drink that it earned a permanent spot on the menu.
Although people on social media refer to the beverage as the Medicine Ball or Cold Buster, you can order a Honey Citrus Mint Tea and your barista will know what you mean.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 Venti cup with half hot water and half steamed lemonade
- 1 bag of Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea
- 1 bag of Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea
- Packet of honey
- Pump of peppermint (optional)
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A Venti beverage at Starbucks can set you back about $4 to $5, but the price may be worth it if you’re not feeling well — and now you have the recipe to make it at home!