A glass filled with ice and Agua de Jamaica.
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Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)

Agua de Jamaica is a sweet and tart refreshing drink made from hibiscus flowers that's very popular in Mexico. This agua fresca is ready in only 15 minutes!
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 24kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • 8-10 cups water, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus more to taste


  • In a small pot, add 4 cups of water and the dried hibiscus flowers. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, uncover and let it cool down for 5 more minutes.
  • Pour the tea through a strainer or colander into a large pitcher that holds at least 8-10 cups. Discard the used used hibiscus flowers.
  • Add the granulated sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Add the remaining 4 cups water and stir to combine.
  • At this point, taste the tea and add more sugar and/or dilute it with more water until it's to your liking. Some people like it super sweet, some like it super strong, it's up to you!
  • Serve in a glass filled with ice and enjoy!


To make one cup of tea at a time: Follow steps 1-4 to make the hibiscus tea concentrate, except instead of pouring the concentrate into a pitcher, pour it into a glass container that holds 4 cups (like this mason jar). Grab a drinking glass and fill it 1/3 of the way up with concentrate and another 1/3 of the way up with water. Mix in 1 teaspoon of sugar at a time until the sweetness is to your liking. Fill the cup with ice and enjoy. Store the remaining concentrate in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts
Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 59.4mg72%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 19.8mg110%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 59.4mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 19.8mg