Do you like agua de jamaica? I personally love it! However, sometimes it can be a bit time consuming to make. Therefore, today, I will share an easy agua de jamaica recipe. Currently, this is my favorite agua fresca recipe. As a result, I simply had to share it with you all here on the blog. I am so excited to share this recipe with you!
Tadin Teas saves me time
For this recipe, I use Tadin Hibiscus Tea, instead of Hibiscus flowers. Consequently, this step saves me a lot of time. Certainly, as a new mom and business owner, my time is everything to me. Traditionally, agua de jamaica is made by rinsing hibiscus flowers and soaking them in boiling hot water. This creates an infusion that is brightly colored and very flavorful. I prefer to use the tea bags so as to save me some time on the steps. Now to clarify, this is my take on how to easily make an agua de jamaica. So don’t come for me! Remember, Herencia Cookbook is all about enjoying authentic flavors of our culture, in a modern and easy way.
A new take on a classic recipe
I want to be as transparent as possible in sharing that this is a different type of agua de jamaica. The last thing I would want is for someone to read my blog and think, “What in the Rachel Ray is going on here?” So, don’t get me wrong. Sometimes, I do enjoy traditional agua de jamaica. As a matter of fact, I have a classic recipe for this agua fresca in my cookbook. For today’s blog post, however, here is a quick and easy way to enjoy this delicious agua fresca!
How to Make Easy Agua de Jamaica Recipe with Tadin Teas
To make this recipe, you will need hibiscus tea bags, boiling hot water, fresh lime cut into wedges, mint leaves, ice, and a sweetener of your choice. The sweetener is totally optional. I personally prefer my hibiscus to be tangy!
Now that you have your ingredients ready, this is how you will made the drink. Firstly, add 6 cups of hot water to your teapot. Secondly, add 4 bags of hibiscus teabags to the teapot. Then, let this steep. The longer it steeps, the more concentrated the flavor will be! After it is done steeping, pour ice into your favorite glass. Next, pour the infusion over the ice, into your glass. Squeeze lime into the glass. Garnish with a mint leaf, and enjoy!
Sweeten if desired.
To sum up, what do you all think of this Easy Agua de Jamaica Recipe with Tadin Teas? Do you like new twists on classic recipes? Or, on the other hand, do you prefer traditional methods? Let me know in the comments. Moreover, if you liked this recipe, then check out my blog and my book for authentic SalviMex recipes with a modern (and sometimes healthy) twist.
Easy Agua de Jamaica Recipe with Tadin Teas
- Tadin Hibiscus Tea 4 bags
- Hot water
- 1 Fresh lime cut into wedges
- 2-3 Mint leaves for garnish
- Ice enough to fill your glass
- Optional – sweetener of your choice
- Firstly, add 6 cups of hot water to your teapot.
- Secondly, add 4 tea bags of Tadin Hibiscus tea to your teapot.
- Next, let steep for at least ten minutes. The longer it steeps, the more concentrated the flavor will be.
- Once it is done steeping, remove the tea bags.
- At this point, you can add your optional sweetener of choice.
- As the tea steeps, add ice to your favorite glass.
- Then, pour your infusion over ice, into your favorite glass.
- Squeeze a lime wedge into the iced tea.
- Garnish with a mint leaf.
- Finally, enjoy!
- Sweeten if desired
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