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Question: What is the best Starbucks drink for a sore throat?

Answer: The best drink to order at Starbucks when you have a sore throat is known as the, "Medicine Ball."  (aka the 'Cold Buster' 'Sick Tea' etc)

What is the Medicine Ball? The Medicine Ball is really just a fancy, internet-coined name for a hot tea with one bag of Jade Citrus Mint Tea, One Bag of Peach Tranquility Tea, Steamed Lemonade and 1-4 packets of honey.
Best Starbucks Drink for a Sore ThroatHow to Order the Medicine Ball: 
When you are ordering the Medicine Ball from your barista, you can try and just order it that way, most baristas know how to make this due to it's popularity.  If the barista does not know, then order it like this: "One venti hot tea, one bag jade citrus mint, one bag peach tranquility, about 2 inches of steamed lemonade and 2 packets of honey."  

Helpful Tips when Ordering the Medicine Ball: Grande and Venti hot teas come standard with 2 tea bags, so you will not be charged extra for the tea bag.  If you order a tall, you will be charged for that extra tea bag, as the tall only comes with one.  Depending on the barista, you may or may not be charged for the lemonade.  If you are, either do not complain, or do not order it with lemonade! Also, don't get irritated if the barista doesn't know what it is! Always be prepared with the recipe and prepare to wait longer, as the honey packets are a bitch to open and the drink, overall is pretty annoying to make! But we love helping people when they're sick, so don't worry.

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Best Drink for a Cold or Sore Throat