Agua de Jamaica | Ice Cold Hibiscus Tea
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A refreshing and healthy drink made with dried hibiscus flowers.
Recipe type: Drinks, vegan
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: A Pitcher
  • 100 grams or 3.53 oz of dried hibiscus flowers (called flor de jamaica in Spanish)
  • 10 cups or 2.37 litres of filtered water
  • ⅓ cup of agave nectar or sugar or sweetener of choice, adjust to taste
  • the juice of one small lime, optional
  1. Pour the water into a large pot and cover. Bring the water to a boil, once it reaches a rolling boil add the sweetener and the dried hibiscus flowers. Cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea into a large pitcher, and allow to come to room temperature. Once it's cooled place in the refrigerator to continue to cool, or serve over a glass filled with ice cubes. The tea should have a little bit of tartness but not be sour, adjust the sweetener to your liking.
Recipe by Mexican Made Meatless™ at