Agua de Jamaica is a refreshing sweetened hibiscus tea popular in Mexico and other parts of Central America, also referred to as one of the "aguas frescas" (fresh waters). An infusion of hibiscus flowers, sweetened with raw sugar and served chilled over ice.
Keyword agua de jamaica
Prep Time 20minutes
Total Time 20minutes
1cupdried hibiscus flowers
1/4-1/3cupturbinado sugar(or less quantity of honey or agave nectar)
4cupscold water1 liter
If you remember the night before, make some special flower ice cubes by placing one hibiscus flower into each compartment of your ice cube tray, fill with water and let freeze overnight.
Bring water to the boil and once boiling add hibiscus flowers and turbinado sugar. Stir well to make sure the flowers get all wet and don't just sit on top of the water and the sugar dissolves. Boil for a minute or two, then add the lid and remove from the stove.
Let sit for about 5-10 minutes (depending on how strong you like your tea), then strain the flours.
Pour into a pitcher filled with 4 cups of cold water and plenty of ice cubes.