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Made from dried Hibiscus Flowers, this Agua de Jamaica recipe makes a tart herbal tea you can serve hot or cold. Sweeten Hibiscus Tea with sugar or honey.

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)

Made from dried Hibiscus Flowers, this Agua de Jamaica recipe makes a tart herbal tea you can serve hot or cold. Sweeten Hibiscus Tea with sugar or honey. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 48 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups dried hibiscus flowers (flor de jamaica)
  • 4 cups boiling water plus 4 cups to finish the tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Limes for garnish, optional
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Instructions

To make Agua de Jamaica in boiling water:

  1. In a large glass measuring cup, rehydrate the hibiscus flowers in 4 cups boiling water. Allow to sit for 60 minutes.

  2. Strain and remove dried flowers. Stir in the sugar and 4 cups cold water. Serve over ice.

To make Agua de Jamaica on the stove:

  1. Combine 4 cups water and 1 1/2 cups dried hibiscus flowers in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil and simmer until the dried flowers have softened, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Strain and remove dried flowers. Stir in the sugar and 4 cups cold water. Serve over ice.