Let's face it -- when you're a fan of something, you like knowing everything you can about it.
You like having all the intel, being able to answer little specific questions that nobody else can, and if you're a fan of a food company or corporation, you probably like knowing about all of the secret drinks and food items that it offers, and ordering off of that secret menu whenever you like.
Of course, with the advent of social media, it's easier than ever for people to get clued in on different chain's secret menu items. For example, I'm pretty sure most people know that you can order your french fries "animal style" at In-N-Out Burger.
But when it comes to Starbucks, one fan-favorite beverage creation was shared so widely on social media that the chain decided to just go ahead and add it to its regular, not-secret menu, so that legions of coffee and tea drinkers could enjoy the concoction.
The drink, which is called either a "Medicine Ball" or a "Cold Buster," according to Food and Wine, is a Venti-sized drink that features a bag of Jade Citrus Mint Tea as well as a bag of Peach Tranquility Tea, filled half-way up with hot water, and the other half with steamed lemonade. The drink is topped off with an optional pump of Starbucks' peppermint syrup, and a drizzle of honey.
Basically, after a Starbucks store manager posted a photo on Instagram of the drink, he then reported that that 20+ of the drinks were being ordered a day at his location.
Legend has it that the Medicine Ball can help ease the pain when feeling under the weather or having a sore throat. Order one venti hot tea with: ï 1 bag of Mint Majesty ï 1 bag of Peach Tranquility ï 2 bags of honey ï half water half steamed lemonade. Regram: @starbucksbri100 #StarbucksMedicineBall #ColdBuster #SickTea #BaristaCreations
When other Starbucks locations reported similar numbers, the company decided to make the Medicine Ball a real thing, due to the extremely high demand at several locations.
Also, all of this usually takes months, but due to the Medicine Ball's popularity, the drink became official in a single day.
Are you sufficiently curious, and do you want to try out the Medicine Ball's healing effects for yourself, or will you stick to your standard Starbucks order when you next visit?