Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) Recipe

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Anita Riley Modified: March 22, 2022
Summer iced drink - hibiscus cold tea with ice and mint. Cup of hibiscus cold tea with ice, lemon and mint on vintage wooden background

How To Make Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea) Recipe

Served over ice, this hibiscus tea is made with dried hibiscus flowers that’s boiled and steeped. It’s also stirred with citrus juice for a cool, zesty drink.
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 22 mins



  • 8 cups water
  • cups dried hibiscus flowers
  • cup sugar, add more or less to taste
  • cup orange juice, fresh, or lemon/lime juice, optional


  • Bring the water to boil in a saucepan.
  • Add the sugar, then stir until dissolved.
  • Remove from heat, then add the hibiscus flours and stir to combine.
  • Let steep for about 20 minutes, then remove the hibiscus flowers with a strainer.
  • Stir in citrus juice, then refrigerate.
  • Serve over ice, and enjoy!


  • Calcium: 31.4mg
  • Calories: 74.4kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18.9g
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.0g
  • Potassium: 43.2mg
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 10.4mg
  • Sugar: 17.5g
  • Vitamin A: 2.5mcg
  • Vitamin C: 6.4mg

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