Hibiscus Iced Tea | Agua Fresca de Jamaica


1½ cups dry hibiscus flower
1 cup sugar (or to taste)
10 cups water divided


  1. Boil 4 cups water with hibiscus flowers and sugar on a medium-high flame for 20 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. The water should reduce slightly and become thicker in consistency.
  2. Strain the concentrate into a large pitcher. Reserve hydrated flowers for a later use.
  3. Stir in remaining 6 cups of water.
  4. Chill and serve over plenty of ice. Garnish with fresh lime slice.

Lola Wiarco Dweck

Lola is a Mexican-American recipe developer, writer, and cooking instructor who loves sharing her culture with the world. Growing up in California and spending summers in Mexico, Lola celebrates her family’s Mexican recipes and vibrant culture through Lola’s Cocina.

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  1. I love this… I had received a package in a goody bag from the Native Max’s 3rd Annual Native Fashion In The City Fashion show… I am wanting to buy more.

    1. I’m so glad to hear that you liked it! You can find it at Lowe’s Super Mercado in Denver off of Federal Blvd. They sell it in prepackaged bags near the chiles and spices and in bulk near the produce. I also just posted a mezcal margarita recipe you can make with your hibiscus tea: https://lolascocina.com/2016/05/01/hibiscus-mint-mezcal-margarita/

      And you can use the hydrated flowers for tacos, quesadillas, and taquitos! Recipes: https://lolascocina.com/2015/03/29/tres-del-mes-recipes-with-hibiscus-flowers/