I have grown to love hibiscus tea. It is the perfect drink on a hot day. I first tried it at a Cinco de Mayo celebration and it has become a favorite summer drink for me (hence Agua de Jamaica). I just had to learn how to make it from scratch because the mixes just aren’t the same. The flavor is lovely and paired beautifully with these amazing blackberries my Aunt gave me from her garden. From her garden!! I can’t believe how tart and juicy they were-so impressive for homegrown. I think you’ll love this Agua de Jamaica from scratch with blackberries!
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This tea is so easy to make. I’ll usually make it sometime in the afternoon so that it has time to be cooled and served with dinner. I like it best over lots of ice and garnished with a lime wedge. The blackberries add an extra element of tartness that I love, but if you don’t have blackberries, no worries. It’s delicious either way.
You’ll have to let me know what you think of this delicious drink!!
- 12 CUPS WATER
- ½ INCH GINGER ROOT
- 1½ CUP DRIED HIBISCUS
- 1½ CUP SUGAR
- JUICE FROM 1 LIME
- (optional) 2 CUPS BLACKBERRIES, lightly mashed
- Combine water and ginger in a large pot and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in dried jamaica flowers and sugar until sugar has dissolved.
- Let steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain and stir in lime juice.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Add optional mashed blackberries for an additional tartness!
My chickens sure wanted to try it!