9 Best Starbucks Drinks For A Sore Throat (To Feel Better)

Have a sore throat but still want to satisfy your Starbucks cravings? No worries, there are plenty of Starbucks drinks to soothe a sore throat.  

Here, we'll provide you with everything you need to know about each of these drinks and how to go about ordering them from home.  

1. Honey Citrus Mint Tea 

There’s nothing more soothing for your throat than honey. One of the best drinks for a sore throat is the honey citrus mint tea. It’s made with Jade Citrus Mint green tea, Peach Tranquility herbal tea, hot water, steamed lemonade, and a touch of honey.  

It's about 130 calories for a grande, and you're more than welcome to add additional honey if you'd like. If you'd like to customize it, you can also add some flavors or toppings to your drink.  

Honey Citrus Mint Tea

2. Peach Tranquillity 

If you’re looking for something that’s not your typical mint or honey tea, this drink is the perfect choice. Containing zero calories, the Peach Tranquility is a tea that combines peach, candied pineapple, chamomile blossoms, lemon verbena, and rose hips.  

Not only does this particular drink not contain any caffeine - making it the perfect drink for those who are sensitive to caffeine, but it's also warm, soothing, and fruity. If you'd like, however, you're more than welcome to add your own sweeteners, flavors, and toppings to this drink.  

Peach Tranquillity

3. Mint Majesty 

Another great tea that doesn’t contain any caffeine, the Mint Majesty is great if you're someone that likes that refreshing and soothing taste of mint. Even if you're not a huge fan of mint, however, you might also like the Mint Majesty since it's a blend of both mint and lemon verbena.  

It also doesn't contain any calories and is the perfect soothing option if you've got a sore throat. If you'd like, you can also add flavors, toppings, and sweeteners to this drink.  

Mint Majesty

4. Chai Tea 

Chai tea might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking of a sore throat, but it certainly is one that you should consider. This particular Chai tea from Starbucks doesn't contain any calories and comes with bold, distinct flavors.  

As it's a black tea, it does contain some caffeine, while the warm clove, cardamom, and cinnamon within the tea are both soothing and warming. As there's also ginger within the tea, it'll also help with soothing the inflamed throat.  

Chai Tea

5. Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea 

Not all drinks for a sore throat need to be boring, and this one certainly isn’t. The Jade Citrus Mint brewed tea isn't just refreshing; it's also soothing and has bright tones to it that are far from your normal tea.  

This particular green tea comes with lemon verbena and lemongrass along with a hint of spearmint mingle. As there's no sweetener in it, it also contains no calories. If you’d like to add a touch of sweetness to your drink, feel free to add honey or even classic syrup to this tea.  

Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea

6. Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte 

A traditional black tea that's exceptionally popular, you can't go wrong with this particular drink. The English Breakfast tea is a rich, full-leaf tea from India and Sri Lanka and is sure to please even the most discerning of drinkers.  

Rather than just having it as an ordinary black tea, however, this particular one comes with liquid cane sugar for a touch of sweetness, along with steamed milk and a velvety foam. In terms of calories, it has 150 calories for a grande and is the perfect warm and comforting drink if you have a sore throat.  

Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte

7. Emperor's Clouds & Mist 

There’s nothing quite like a softly sweet green tea to soothe that sore throat. The Emperor’s Clouds & Mist is exactly that. It’s a gently smoked green tea that’s been cultivated at 3,500 feet. A simple infusion of water and green tea, it contains no calories at all.  

If you'd like, however, you're more than welcome to add a touch of honey to this drink for subtle sweetness. In some instances, individuals like adding honey and lemon to elevate this particular drink and take it to the next level.  

Emperor's Clouds & Mist

8. Steamed Apple Juice 

This particular interesting drink is perfect for soothing a sore throat. While controversial, the sweetness and the warmth from the apple juice are exactly what you need to embolden your day. Filled with all of that apple goodness, this steamed apple juice contains 220 calories in a grande.  

If you'd like, you can also customize this with additional juice blends such as peach juice blends and more. Not sure about the sweetness? No worries, simply ask the barista to provide you with half a cup of hot water to help mellow out the sweetness. 

Steamed Apple Juice

9. The Medicine Ball  

Last but not least, the medicine ball is a great drink to soothe a sore throat. It’s on the secret menu, but it’s the perfect drink to help with fighting that sore throat. To order it in a venti, you’ll simply ask the barista for a bag of Jade Citrus Mint tea along with a bag of Peach Tranquility tea. Then, ask them to add half hot water and half steamed lemonade along with a bit of honey for a touch of sweetness. If you'd like, you're also more than welcome to add a pump of peppermint.  

It's a soothing and popular drink that's sure to perk you right up if you're feeling under the weather. You're also able to customize it however you'd like depending on your own personal preferences.  

The Medicine Ball

Starbucks With A Sore Throat (How To Order From Home) 

If you’re looking to order a Starbucks drink for a sore throat, you can most definitely order it from home. To do so, you’ll need to go ahead and download the latest Starbucks app for either the iPhone or the Android. Then, go ahead and tap the “Order” icon at the bottom of the screen.  

From there, you can also go ahead and customize your drinks. While this is dependent on the drink that you're ordering, you can add toppings, sweeteners, splashes of milk if you'd like, and more. If you'd like, you're also more than welcome to add flavors to your drink. Some flavors that you can add include brown sugar syrup along with caramel, cinnamon dolce, hazelnut, peppermint, raspberry, toffee nut, vanilla, and sugar-free vanilla syrup.  

Once that's done, select the store you'd like to pick it up from, and Starbucks will estimate the waiting time for you. Then, just head to the Starbucks store, pick up your order, and you're good to go.  

Starbucks Drinks For Sore Throat FAQs 

What order should I get at Starbucks when sick? 

There are plenty of drinks that you can get at Starbucks when you're sick, but we recommend something warm with honey or lemon, as these are great cold busting drinks.  

What is a Medicine Ball at Starbucks? 

A Medicine Ball is Jade Citrus Mint green tea with Peach Tranquility herbal tea, hot water, steamed lemonade, and a hint of honey. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be on the menu anymore, so you’ll have to order it off the secret menu.  


Just because you’ve got a sore throat doesn’t mean that you need to stick with a boring drink. As seen from the above, there are plenty of other drinks that you can order and customize in accordance with your needs.