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Agua de Jamaica | Hibiscus Iced Tea

Agua de Jamaica is a traditional Mexican drink made with dried hibiscus flowers. It's typically served over ice and therefore perfect for the summer.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword hibiscus iced tea recipe, how to make agua de jamaica, jamaica drink
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 65kcal
Author Aline Cueni


  • 4 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup (20g) dried hibiscus flowers Flor de Jamaica
  • ¼ cup sugar ½ cup if you like it extra sweet


  • Pour the boiling water over the dried hibiscus flowers and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  • Pour the tea through a sieve and discard the flowers. Stir in the sugar and let the tea cool down. 
  • Store the Agua de Jamaica in the fridge and serve chilled over ice. 


  • Double the amount of sugar for a very sweet iced tea or make the recipe entirely without sugar for a healthy yet tasty summer drink.


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg