Hibiscus Tea

Agua de Jamaica

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor

By Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack

Published 2013

  • About

This ruby red tea is easily made from dry hibiscus flowers purchased in packages or in bulk at a Latin grocery store. Agua de jamaica (pronounced ha-mike-ah) is a surprisingly thirst-quenching drink. Like iced tea, you can make it as sweet or as light as you desire. Try making ice cubes from the tea itself so when added to the glass the tea doesn’t get watered down. Another way to use agua de jamaica is to add s