Agua de Jamaica (hibiscus water)

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This short yoga talk with Andrea Marcum takes you to Costa Careyas, Mexico where she shows you just how easy it is to make this delicious drink. You just might forget you are not at the beach as you grab for this delicious umbrella drink. Enjoy!

Hibiscus Heaven Blog Post

Hibiscus tea (known in Mexico as Agua De Jamaica) is a beverage consumed around the world from West Africa to India – Cambodia to Egypt. It was said to have been one of the preferred drinks of the pharaohs and is a traditional wedding toast to the bride and groom in Sudan. It’s served both hot and cold and there are a variety of recipes from region to region. Derived from hibiscus flowers, the bright red color is a intoxicating (without actually being intoxicating) and the taste is kind of like an amazing combination of red zinger tea and cranberry juice. Hibiscus is high in vitamin C and has anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown to lower blood pressure too. According to Ayurveda, India’s traditional medicine, hibiscus has medicinal properties that can help cure anything from a cough to covering gray hair…

In addition to the preparation I walk you through in the above video, here are a few globally inspired recipe ideas for hibiscus heaven.

Start with your basic recipe:

1 cup of dried hibiscus flowers in 3-4 cups of water (this will yield about 8 cups when finished) Allow to steep for several hours. (I like to use warm water.) Add one or two tablespoons of cane sugar, honey, brown sugar

Instructor/Host: Andrea Marcum
Video Language: English
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