A beautiful sweet tart tea to refresh on any hot day!! Traditional to México, Agua de jamáica is served all over the country, it’s naturally bright red color distinctive and gorgeous. I fell in love with this iced hibiscus tea and think you will too!
My version uses either honey, low carb sweeteners, or organic sugar as you choose! So if you are following a keto diet, or prefer to use unrefined sugars, this recipe is for you!
All natural, and good for you, make this refreshing vibrant iced tea with strawberries and lime today!
I spent many months in the country of México as young teacher. I was introduced to loads of new and wonderful foods, culture, and experiences.
Agua de jamáica has been one of my very favorite treats ever since being introduced to it all those years ago. Hibiscus tea is quite tart…so when you marry it with tart lime, and tart strawberries, you get a wonderfully puckery drink that people go nuts over!
When you sweeten this, it will definitely be to taste!
I try to minimize my sugar intake, but have made this with organic cane sugar occasionally too. Most recently, I used Lankanto’s Monk Fruit Sweetener and some stevia glycerite for a low carb version. I always find that by using the two keto sweeteners together, I minimize the aftertaste of each.
Reusable straws – say no to plastic whenever possible!!
We use reusable straws now, as plastic straws are a serious waste issue worldwide. We all can make a difference by using more responsible straws whenever possible! I have 2 that regularly use and love:
- Eco At Heart Stainless Steel Straws…we have the smoothie ones! They clean beautifully are pretty too!!
- Paper Straws – festive…but left in liquid they will turn soft as any paper would!
Health benefits of hibiscus tea
- Because their vibrant red hue, you know there will loads of antioxidants to combat those free radicals!!
- May help lower blood pressure, and there is some great studies out there supporting this!
- May help with maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
- Can potentially help support healthy triglyceride levels
Healthy Green Savvy wrote more about the benefits here.
How to make hibiscus tea
Hibiscus tea is quite simple to make. By using the whole dried flowers, you can quickly steep them in just boiled water for 10-20 minutes. You then strain the flowers off, and do what you like with your vibrant red liquid!
As an alternative, you can use prepared hibiscus tea bags if that is more your jam!!
More hibiscus recipes:
- Hibiscus Rose Hip Marshmallows are made with honey!
- Hibiscus & Pomegranate Chia Pudding is so beautiful!
- Use the dried flowers to make a tea for kombucha! You could use the dried flowers after you have some homemade kombucha to flavor it, like in this post.
More keto recipes?
Here are a couple of my own recipes that are perfect for the keto menu….or ANY menu! Serve with a tall glass of this hibiscus sweet tea!
Another equally refreshing beverage would be this pineapple and cucumber juice!
Paleo Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe:
If you try this, I want to hear about it!! Please leave a comment and a rating below!
Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea
Bring the water ,hibiscus flowers. and preferred sweetener to a boil, and immediately turn off heat, cover, and let steep 10 minutes.
Stir mixture a bit to ensure any granulated sugar is dissolved, and strain half into a bender. You puree in two batches
Using half the strawberries, puree until smooth, and pour into a pitcher.
Continue with the rest of the tea and strawberries, and once pureed, mix with the other in the pitcher.
Taste, and add additional sweetener if necessary (sweetness is very individual). Serve ice cold, stirring or shaking before pouring.
nutrition facts are using erythritol as a sweetener.