I have been waiting to share this until it was just perfect, but I think I’ve finally nailed down a DIY Medicine Ball Tea using Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup Medicine! Maty’s has been our go-to for the few times C has had a bit of a runny nose/cough and I love that the syrup is made from whole-food ingredients. It uses ingredients like organic ginger, thyme, and oregano to thin and loosen mucus. Some other ingredients include: Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Clove, Cinnamon, and Lemon! You can see why it has all the right flavoring to recreate a Medicine Ball now if you’ve had one before, right?
For those wondering, a Medicine Ball Tea is a drink order you can get from Starbucks, and a lot of people like to get it when they’re feeling under the weather. It is super soothing, and reminds me a little bit like Russian tea with a lemony twist, if you’ve ever had Russian tea! Anyways, I like to order these from time to time at Starbucks, even when I’m not feeling under the weather. They are so soothing + tasty!
BUT to save a few bucks (and time spent from a trip to Starbucks) I wanted to recreate this tea using the Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup, because when I initially tried it when I got the children’s version for the kiddos, I thought it tasted super similar to the flavoring of a Medicine ball tea without the peppermint!
So once I found out they have an adult version as well, I was on a mission! This tea is seriously so soothing, and can be consumed at night, because the teas I used are caffeine free! With all of the health benefits from the ingredients of the Maty’s cough syrup, you could consume this whether or not your throat actually is sore! I have not personally felt sick/had a sore throat so far this winter, so everytime I’ve had it, it’s been to enjoy the benefits of consuming it. And the taste! It is so, so delicious! I hope you try it out, whether you have a sore throat or not. So here’s the recipe!
w h a t y o u n e e d . . .
1 packet of Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Caffeine-free Tea
(Optional) 1 Packet of Tazo Organic Peachy Green Tea adding this in has a moderate caffeine-level, so have it during the day or a few hours before bed if you add this in!
1 packet of Tazo Refresh Mint Tea
**This Bigelow Peppermint Tea that’s also caffeine-free would work great, too!
1 lemon wedge (or a splash of lemonade if you have it on hand)
To taste: add in honey, cinnamon, more lemon, a pinch of coconut or cane sugar!
w h a t t o d o . . .
- On medium-low heat, add 10 oz water until boiling. If you’re short on time, put in microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until water is hot to touch. If you are going to do lemonade, you’ll want to do the same thing to steam 2-5 oz. lemonade to add to the water!
- After water is heated, steep Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea, Tazo Refresh Mint Tea, and if wanting the caffeine-version, Tazo Peachy Green Tea.
- Once teas have steeped together to desired amount, remove tea bags and add in 1-2 tsp Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup, depending on desired amount and stir that good stuff all up together!
- Taste and add in a little more honey, cinnamon, splash of lemonade or a squeeze of lemon wedge. Love that you can play around with this to make it a little more of what you’re after, but still get the overall similar taste of a Medicine Ball Tea from Starbucks… PLUS the added benefits from the Maty’s cough syrup!
- Drop the lemon wedge in to be a little extra… and enjoy!!
Let me know how you like this! Tag me on your Instagram story if you make it and give Maty’s a tag too, I know they’d love it just as much as I would! Enjoy, friends!