Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea)


Agua de Jamaica is a classic drink throughout Mexico (and for good reason).  It is this delicious combination of tart and sweet.  Agua de Jamaica is normally served with meals or as a refreshing way to cool down on a hot day.  As an added bonus it is said that Agua de Jamaica aids in digestion and is loaded with vitamin C.  So not only is it delicious it might also be healthy.  Score!


-10 cups of water;

-2 cups of dried hibiscus flowers;

– 1 cup of sugar.


Place water and dried hibiscus flowers in a large pot and heat on medium-high heat.


Let come to a simmer and turn off.  Let steep for five minutes then strain into a pitcher.  Add sugar and stir to dissolve.  Place in refrigerator to cool.  Serve over ice if desired.


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