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Hibiscus Iced Tea (Agua de Jamaica)

Sweet & Tangy - this ruby red iced tea is so refreshing on a warm day. It goes perfectly with taco night!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword hibiscus tea
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 short glasses
Calories 60 kcal



  1. Bring water to a boil in a kettle on the stove.
  2. Add 4 cups hot water to a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Add the tea bag(s). Cover and let steep for about 15-20 minutes. It should be a nice dark red color.
  3. While you're waiting, make a simple syrup: Put 1/2 cup sugar into a 2-cup glass pyrex and add 1 cup of the hot water. Stir to dissolve sugar.
  4. Squeeze lime juice into your pitcher. Add simple syrup. Once tea is done steeping add that to the pitcher and stir.
  5. At this point you can make more simple syrup if you would like it sweeter.
  6. Fill pitcher with a few handfuls of ice.
  7. Add a wedge of lime to your glass and a sprig of mint for extra zing!
Nutrition Facts
Hibiscus Iced Tea (Agua de Jamaica)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 60
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.