A too kawaii tea time

January 7, 2016

I have found these cute macarons at the Japanese Christmas market Jipango in Paris and was curious to discover if they were as good as cute. I took the pink rabbit (lychee flavor) and the yellow tiger (yuzu flavor, a Japanese citrus), there are normally others animals with different flavors (like the matcha tea frog) but there were not available. Victim of its own success, the Mayu pastry has been completely empty.

I have added panda shape biscuits and had my favorite Japanese green tea : the genmaïcha tea, a puffed-rice green tea. It is naturally sweet and so gourmet, a real delight!

It might be the most kawaii tea time but not the best one. Macarons are so cute but not really food (compared to those we can buy at Sadaharu Aoki, I have already talked about it here). Tastes are not distinct enough, I barely recognized lychee. It is maybe intentional, because with this shape, it might be made for kids? And the biscuit is a little dry and not soft enough. I will write down all the information anyway, in case you want to surprise your children or nephews!

Addresses :

Mayu pastry – Only made-to-order, no store – 2,5€ the animal macaron sold with two mini macarons

KIOKO Japanese grocery, 46 Rue des Petits-Champs, 75002 Paris – panda biscuits at 2,5€ the box of 38g

Empire des Thés, 101 Avenue d’Ivry, 75013 Paris (e-shop here) – genmaïcha tea, about 5€ the 100g

Enjoy your end of week, Xxx


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  • Reply Jenychooz January 7, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Trop trop cute j’adore !
    Biz Jeny

  • Reply A Little Daisy January 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Même s’ils sont pas délicieux, en tout cas ils sont vraiment trop mignons ces macarons, j’adore <3

  • Reply the clothes paper January 7, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Ohhh mais ils sont trop adorables ! et si en plus ils sont bon que demander de plus !^^

  • Reply Amye Parker January 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Soooooo cute! Too bad they weren’t as tasty as they looked 🙁

  • Reply deltreylicious January 8, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Trop mignon !

  • Reply Tiff January 10, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Oh mais c’est trop chou, limite on a pas envie de les manger!!!!

    Gros bisous!!!



  • Reply Laetitia aka FuckinPrincess January 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Trop mimi, j’adooooore.

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