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Hibiscus Tea Recipe (Agua de Jamaica) – Authentic Mexican Version

Hibiscus tea, also known as "Agua de Jamaica", is delicious, refreshing and a very popular beverage throughout Mexico.
Course beverage
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword drink, hibiscus, mexican drink
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 215kcal


  • 1 cup of dried hibiscus petals
  • 2 cups of water to boil with the hibiscus petals
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 liter of cool water
  • Ice


  • Add the dried hibiscus petals to a small pot on the stove with two cups of water, and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • In a separate pitcher, combine 1 liter of water with the sugar and mix until the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove the hibiscus and water from the heat, and let cool for approximately 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, strain the liquid from the hibiscus petals and add the strained liquid to the pitcher with the sugar and water.
  • Add ice and enjoy!


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Sodium: 21mg | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 5.1mg