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Agua de Jamaica | Hibiscus Tea |Iced Tea

Agua de jamaica, otherwise known as hibiscus tea, beverage made from dried hibiscus flowers. It is sweet, tart and a deliciously refreshing drink on a hot summer day.
Course Beverages, Drinks
Cuisine African, American, Latin
Keyword Bissap drink, Bissap recipe, Hibiscus tea wtih dried flowers, How to make iced tea, how to make tea with flowers, Iced tea recipe, Iced tea with roselle flowers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3


  • cup dried hibiscus flowers roselle flowers
  • ½ inch piece of cinnamon stick
  • 2 tso freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cups water, 1 cup for making tea and other chilled
  • 3 tablespoon sugar or to taste
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • ice cubes and mint leaves for serving


  • Take 1 cup of water in a saucepan, add cinnamon stick, ginger and sugar to it. Let it come to a boil.
  • Take it off the stove, add dried hibiscus flowers to it. Keep it covered. Let it steep for 15-20minutes
  • After the said time, strain the tea to a pitcher, add another cup of ice-cold water and lemon juice. Stir well.
  • Pour it in glasses, top it with ice and serve immediately.
  • Alternatively you can store the concentrate before adding cold water as such in the fridge, and mix it just before serving. 
  • We absolutely love the tangy, zesty taste of the hibiscus tea, a beverage that truly captures all our senses.