Two Different Sick Tea Recipes

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starbucks medicine ball recipe

First post of 2020! To kick off the year I wanted to share my go to sick tea recipes. I caught a little cold coming back from Mexico and am still a bit congested. Boo! A few of my coworkers are also still coughing and blowing their noses so I thought maybe you might be trying to fight off the post holiday blues too.

I have two different recipes that I reach for when I’m starting to feel a cold come on. The first I usually buy (but you can make it at home), the second is my own little concoction that I feel works the best and is much healthier.

Starbucks Medicine Ball

While it is much more convenient to just drive on through Starbucks and pick this one up it is possible to make it at home. The amount of sugar in this drink though is very high since they use lemonade. You could easily make this drink and substitute the lemonade for a sugar free option, or just straight lemon juice.

Starbucks steams the lemonade and water, then pours the mixture over the tea bags, add honey and you are good to go!

Healthy Sick Tea

This is my own little recipe and I feel like it is far more effective than Starbucks. Starbucks like scrapes the surface, but this one really has good ingredients to get in there and heal ya.

Some days I leave out the lemon tea and just do Echinacea. When I do that I add in some sprinkles of ginger powder, my On Guard drops, and honey. That honestly works just as well. I do love the Lemon Ginger because it combines everything, but is also good for digestion.

Here’s to hoping we kick this cold!


At Home Sick Tea Recipes
  1. Reply

    I never thought about making my own Medicine Ball!! I’m so doing this. I’ve been totally living off Digestive Tea which is lemon and ginger.

    Stephanie | SPV Living

    1. Reply

      It’s so easy and saves so much money! Let me know how you like it.

  2. Reply

    I love how you said to add the oil into the tea! I think oils are amazing and will defiantly kick your cold in the butt!

    1. Reply

      Yes! Oils definitely help. Thanks for reading Torey!

    • Emily Wilkinson
    • January 15, 2020

    I am bookmarking this spot for the day when I don’t feel well and really need a medicine ball!

    1. Reply

      Yes! Thanks for reading Emily.

  3. I hear a lot about Starbuck’s Medicine Ball Tea.. These are great recipes!

    Xx Taylor

    1. Reply

      The sick tea at home recipe is my fave! You gotta try the Medicine Ball too.

  4. Reply

    I love this! I love the medicine ball from Starbucks but I never wanna leave home when I am sick! Thanks girl!
    Xo, Kelsey

    1. Reply

      Hope this makes it easier to make it at home!

  5. Reply

    LOVE the Starbucks medicine ball! Brilliant!

    1. Reply

      Now you can make it at home!

    • Stephanie
    • January 12, 2020

    These sound like fantastic teas. I’m a sucker for tea when I’m sick – and when I’m not. I even enjoy Sbux’s medicine ball when I’m perfectly healthy haha! I gotta try these for myself.

    1. Reply

      hahaha the medicine ball is that good!

  6. Reply

    Ooh, definitely need to try these!! These would be perfect for the cold and flu season!

    cute & little

    1. Reply

      Definitely agree Kileen!

  7. Reply

    I love tea!! These sounds so great. Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Reply

      The at home one is the best!

  8. Reply

    As i read this, currently feeling under the weather…couldn’t have come at a better time! xoxo, Sarah

    1. Reply

      Oh no! Hope these help. Get better soon Sarah!

  9. Reply

    I’m for sure going to have to try these the next time I get sick!

    1. Reply

      Hope they help Hayden!

    • Rach
    • January 10, 2020

    Oo thanks for sharing the recipe in making the Starbucks Medicine Ball. That stuff helps so much when I’m sick!

    1. Reply

      Oh good! Try making the at home one. I think it helps much quicker.

    • Laura Leigh
    • January 10, 2020

    Just bookmarked this page!! Definitely need these when I am sick – which is all the time!

    xo Laura Leigh

    1. Reply

      The at home one is so easy and I think much more effective at helping get better.

    • Lizzie
    • January 10, 2020

    Both of these sound incredible! Definitely saving this to try in the future 🙂 Hope you are feeling better!!


    1. Reply

      Aw thanks Lizzie! Hope these help you.

  10. Reply

    The starbucks medicine ball tea is so amazing!! definitely need to try the at home recipe!

    1. Reply

      Making it at home is so easy! and much cheaper lol

    • Kim
    • January 10, 2020

    I have a sore throat right now and need a Medicine Ball STAT! It is so great.


    1. Reply

      Ooo yes! Go get one!

  11. Reply

    Medicine ball tea is literally the best. Also, my family is Jamaican and ginger tea is a staple in our everyday life to help with digestion and any stomach problems. Def going to bookmark this post!

    Xo, Theresa //

    1. Reply

      Ginger is so good for you in so many ways!

  12. Reply

    I need to try the medicine ball!

    1. Reply


  13. Reply

    Ginger tea is the best when it comes to combating the cold. I love Medicine Ball from Starbucks. It’s so soothing! Hope you feel better soon!


    1. Reply

      Yes! Ginger is so good for you.

  14. Reply

    I am a huge tea drinker! It’s the best especially when you’re under the weather. I’m going to save this! 🙂

    xoxo A

    1. Reply

      Oooo! You have to try to make it on your own.

  15. Reply

    These recipes sound so good! I love tea with honey and lemon, always makes me feel better!

    1. Reply

      Yes! Proven ways to get better.

  16. Reply

    I’ve heard so many things about the medicine ball! I need to try it next time I’m sick!!

    1. Reply

      It is so good! Lemon and honey are proven to help!

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