Have you ever had the popular Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower Tea), perhaps while visiting the Caribbean islands or regions of Mexico…or even your local Mexican restaurants? This tart, fruity iced tea is often made with several, unique ingredients, but I’m taking a less is more approach with my Jamaica Flower Iced Tea recipe. It’s easy to make, perfect for summer, and the kids love it too!
Jamaica Flower Iced Tea
Ok, so right off the bat, you’re wondering…
Where in the heck to do I buy dried hibiscus flowers?
Check your natural foods grocery store. In fact, call ahead. Find out if they stock them in bulk because you control how much/little you buy and it’s usually cheaper than pre-packaged. If not in bulk, ask if they have the flowers in pre-packaged tea bags.
If you can’t find them locally, you could always grab them through my Amazon store. There’s no obligation or extra cost to buy through this link, but thanks if you do…because I receive a small commission for referring you. These are the two I would be looking at if they were unavailable at my local grocer:
What in the heck do I do with these dried hibiscus flowers?
Simply put, you steep them in hot water. That’s pretty much it! Some recipes call for multiple ingredients like cinnamon, star anise, juniper berries, ginger, etc. My recipe only calls for dried hibiscus flowers, water, honey, and citrus. Check the recipe for measurements, but that’s the gist of it.
Want more healthy summer beverage ideas? Check out my Orange Blast Hydration Slushie and my (very popular) Miracle Slushie Sore Throat Remedy, a sore throat-relief recipe gone viral! Both recipes are made with the Ninja 1500 blender…and perfect for summer enjoyment. Aaaaand, kids love them both!
Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
Tools you’ll need for this recipe:
- 3.5 quart stainless sauce pan to boil the water
- Fine Double Mesh Strainer to strain the tea
- Acrylic Juice Jar to serve the tea (optional)
A couple more things about this Jamaica Flower Iced Tea. It has:
- no caffeine
- no alcohol
- no artificial sweeteners
Hibiscus tea is also said to have multiple health benefits…and I wanted to offer you a few articles for your own quick-reference. The first is Health Benefits of Hibiscus Tea and the second is The Surprising Health Benefits of Hibiscus. Check ‘em out!
Cheers to the start of a happy, healthy summer…and always to our health!