This sweet tart Agua de Jamaica is a refreshing drink for summer. It tastes a lot like cranberry juice.
Here in Tucson Agua de Jamaica, or Hibiscus Tea, is served at many restaurants. It's usually just listed as "Jamaica"on the menu.
It is pronounced ha-my-kah, but spelled like the country.
I remember the first time that I tried it. I fell in love immediately. It has a sweet tart flavor like sweetened cranberry juice.
Hibiscus flowers are readily available where I live, so making homemade Jamaica is a no-brainer. You may be able to find hibiscus flowers at your local health food store or you can order them online.
How to Make Hibiscus Tea
Boil water. Turn off heat and add hibiscus flowers. Let steep 30 minutes.
Strain and add sugar. You could also use maple syrup or your favorites sweetener. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
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Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)
- 4 cups water
- ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
- ½ cup sugar or maple syrup
- Bring water to a boil. Turn off heat and add hibiscus flowers. Let steep 30 minutes.
- Strain and add sugar or maple syrup. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Pour over ice and serve.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.