Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)


  • 2 quarts water, divided
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you would like it to be)
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon stick (optional)
  • A few thin slices ginger (optional)
  • Allspice berries (optional)
  • Lime juice (optional)
  • Orange or lime slices for garnish


  1. Boil the water with sugar and spices:Put 4 cups of the water and the sugar in a medium saucepan. Add cinnamon, ginger slices, and/or a few allspice berries if you would like. Heat until boiling and the sugar has dissolved.Water Boiled with Sugar and Spices for Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) Recipe
  2. Steep with the dried hibiscus flowers:Remove from heat. Stir in the dried hibiscus flowers using a spatula. Cover and let sit for 20 minutes.Dried Jamaica Flowers Added to Pot of Hot Sweetened Spiced Water for Agua de Jamaica RecipeAgua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) Steeping in a PotSimply Recipes / Annika Panikker
  3. Strain:Strain into a pitcher and discard the used hibiscus flowers, ginger, cinnamon, and/or allspice berries.(At this point you can store ahead the concentrate, chilled, until ready to make the drink.)Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) Strained into a Pitcher to Remove Flowers and Spices
  4. Add the water:Add remaining 4 cups of water (or if you want to chill the drink quickly, ice and water) to the concentrate, and chill.Alternatively, you can add ice and chilled soda water for a bubbly version.Add a little lime juice for a more punch-like flavor.Serve over ice with a slice of orange or lime.Did you love the recipe? Leave us stars below!
    Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) Poured into a Glass of Ice From a Pitcher. On the Counter with the Glass is a Plate with Lime and Orange Slices and a Kitchen Towel.Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) Served with Ice and a Lime Slice Next to a Small Plate of Sliced Oranges and Limes, a Bowl with Dried Jamaica Flowers, and a Pitcher

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