This hibiscus tea recipe is amazing on one of those hot days where you need something just quench that thirst. This tea not only tastes great but it also looks fantastic.

Hibiscus Tea Recipe

You will find this recipe is very easy to quickly cook up and have ready for a lunch or dinner party. If you need it chilled fast, I would reduce the amount of water and add lots of ice cubes when you are done with cooking.

This tea chilled is undoubtedly a must if you live somewhere that is warm in the evenings.

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The Hibiscus Tea Recipe

Prep time
5 Minutes
Cook time
15 Minutes
Total time
20 Minutes


  • 2 Tbsp dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 4 Cups water
  • 1-2 thin slices of ginger
  • 1/8 cup sugar


  1. Add the water and sugar to a pot and bring to a light boil.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and then turn off the heat.
  3. Add the hibiscus flowers, ginger and cinnamon stick. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Strain into a container.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Enjoy with ice & orange or lime slices.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add some fresh lime juice to add a bit more flavor to the Agua de Jamaica.
  • You can substitute the sugar with a different sweetener. For example, you might prefer putting honey in rather than sugar.
  • You add other aromatics into the steeping process for example star anise, cardamom pods, orange peel or even lemongrass. Keep in mind these ingredients can change the outcome of the hibiscus tea recipe.
  • If you’re making this and don’t have time to cool it down in the refrigerator you can lower the amount of water ab ½ – 1 cup and use ice to cool it right down. This way you will have a drinkable chilled tea in no time at all.
  • If you don’t like ginger, just leave it out. You can also leave the sugar out if you don’t mind it not being sweet.
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If you’re interested in a warm tea recipe then should check out the chai tea latte recipe. It is full of spices and will give you that warm fuzzy feeling when you drink a nice tasting hot beverage.

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