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Two glasses of Agua de Jamaica Hibiscus Tea.

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 57kcal


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


  • In a medium saucepan, combine 4 cups water and 1 1/2 cups dried hibiscus flowers. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer until the dried flowers have softened, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Strain and remove dried flowers. Stir in the sugar and 4 cups cold water. Serve over ice.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 2mg