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Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)

Agua de jamaica also known as “hibiscus tea” is a popular agua fresca that’s perfect for the summer. Not only is agua de jamaica super refreshing and delicious it’s also very beautiful. Just look at that color! Luckily this drink is very easy to make so I hope you’ll give it a try!

Agua de jamaica in a glass

All you need to make this yummy drink are dried hibiscus flowers, water and sugar. It’s so simple! The amount of sugar you add is totally up to you. My husband likes his with very little sugar but I prefer to add more to mine. The good thing is this recipe can be adapted to your preference.

Hibiscus tea has a tart taste. It reminds me a lot of cranberry juice! So if you like cranberry juice I think you’ll love this recipe!

5 from 2 votes

Agua de Jamaica

Agua de jamaica or hibiscus tea is a refreshing beverage that's perfect for the summer.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword agua de jamaica, hibiscus tea
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 48 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Put the dried hibiscus flowers and 4 cups of water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Let it boil for 3 minutes. Then remove the pot from heat.

  2. Add the sugar to the pot and stir. Cover and let the mixture cool for 2 hours.

  3. Strain the liquid into a pitcher using a mesh strainer. Push on the flowers with the back of a spoon to get all of the liquid. Discard the flowers.

  4. Add 4 more cups of water to the pitcher and stir.

  5. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Agua de Jamaica
Amount Per Serving
Calories 48
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.04g0%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Vitamin A 88IU2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.03mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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