Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)

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@Celestina9000

Modified from SimplyRecipes.com


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Serves:

Yield: 2 quarts

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 qt
filtered water, divided (8 cups total)
3/4-1 c
sugar
1 small
cinnamon stick
few slices of fresh ginger
2-3
whole allspice berries, lightly crushed
1/2 c
dried hibiscus flowers
5 sprig(s)
fresh mint sprigs or 2-3 mint tea bags (yerba buena)
1/2 tsp
vanilla paste or vanilla extract (or a 1" piece of vanilla bean)
orange or lime slice, for garnish
mint sprigs, for garnish
ice cubes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put *4 cups* of the water and the sugar in a medium saucepan. Add cinnamon stick, ginger slices and the allspice berries. Heat until boiling and the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the dried hibiscus flowers and the mint sprigs or mint tea bags.
2
Cover and let steep for 20 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and discard the used hibiscus flowers, allspice berries, etc. Stir in the vanilla paste/extract/bean.
3
Add remaining 4 cups of water (or if you want to chill the drink quickly, ice cubes and water) to the tea; chill.


Serve over ice cubes with a slice of orange or lime and fresh mint leaves.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy