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Agua de Jamaica - only 2 ingredient Hibiscus Tea

Agua De Jamaica is a fragrant, refreshing, and beautiful Mexican drink. This Jamaica Recipe is the ultimate party drink or to enjoy with your meals at home.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 cups
Calories 57kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 2 cups dried jamaica flowers also known as hibiscus or flor de Jamaica
  • 16 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar


  • In a large pot, place the 2 cups of dried Jamaica and 8 cups of water.
  • Over medium high heat, bring it to a soft boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add the sugar and stir well until all of the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the remaining of the water and let it cool (I let mine sit overnight covered on my counter since I like it to have a strong flavor!)
  • Strain. Taste for sugar and water and add more if necessary.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve over ice.


  • Keep in refrigerator in an air tight container until ready to use and serve over ice.
  • You can make a concentrate (without adding the last cups of water) and keep refrigerated for up to 1 month. 
No calorie sweeteners options
  • To keep the sugar intake low, just add stevia or truvia instead of sugar.
Good to know
  •  Agua De Jamaica is made from Hibiscus Sabdariffa


Serving: 8oz | Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 12g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g