Tea macarons from Sadaharu AOKIWednesday, 1 July 2009
Sadaharu Aoki is one of the most successful Japanese patissiers who has beautiful boutiques both in Tokyo and Paris. (The boutique is all white and really lovely but they don't allow photographs so no images.) He's famous for using green tea "macha" for everything he makes, well green tea macarons aren't new at all now, but how about Genmaicha（玄米茶）or Hojicha（ほうじ茶）? Maybe they've been around for a while but I had them for the first time and they were lovely! This time I chose all tea flavours: Macha, Genmaicha, Hojicha, Earl Grey, Kuro-goma (black sesame) and Salt Caramel. Well I know the last two are not tea, but Kuro-goma sounded nice and Salt Caramel was to add a bit of colour... Oh I'm so in love with these tea flavour macarons, I need to go back there soon!!
In Tokyo, you can find pâtisserie Sadaharu AOKI paris at Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi), Shinjuku Isetan and Shin-Kokusai Building (Marunouchi).