Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons

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Dedicated to Linda (survivor) and to Steve’s Mom.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge No. 12, please allow me to introduce Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons.

A good balance of East and West plus all the goodness of Fall Season made these macarons possible.

The Republic of Tea’s Pumpkin Chai Red Tea is made especially for Crate & Barrel.


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • contents of three (3) teabags Pumpkin Chai Red Tea The Republic of Tea


  1. Pulse confectioners’ sugar, tea, and almond flour in a food processor until combined.
  2. Preheat oven to 280 degrees F.  Whisk whites with a mixer on medium speed until foamy.  Gradually add sugar, and whisk until stiff peaks form.  Sift flour mixture over whites, and fold until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  3. Transfer batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip, and pipe 1.5″-inch rounds 1 inch apart on Silpat-lined baking sheets.  Tap bottom of each sheet on work surface to release trapped air.  Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Bake for 17 minutes.
  4. Let macarons cool on sheets for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
  5. Sandwich 2 same-size macarons with 1 teaspoon filling .
Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons, Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge

Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons, Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge

Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons, Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge

Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons, Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge

Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons, Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge

Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons, Mactweets Mac Attack Challenge

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30 Responses to Pumpkin Chai Red Tea Macarons

  1. Jan says:

    They are gorgeous!

  2. Lora says:

    What beautiful macarons in wonderful interesting flavors!

  3. Jamie says:

    Perfect, perfect macarons! So happy that you baked in the mactweets virtual kitchen with us for this very worthy cause! Beautiful macs, intriguing flavors – I look forward to seeing more Mactweets macarons from you in the future!!

  4. Jamie, I’m so happy to stumble upon Mactweets! Macarons led me there!

  5. You make the most gorgeous macarons! Love your photos. :)You baked these for a very special cause.

  6. Thanks, Lora. The season inspires me, and special causes, too!

  7. Your macarons are inspirational. What gorgeous flavours, and what perfect feet. Thank you for joining us at Mactweets with these beauties and supporting our pink cause! Do you paint too? Can see the book of watercolours below. NICE!!

    • Thank you so much! Contributing to Mactweets is such a great pleasure. Looking forward to the next challenge!

      I do paint in watercolors and acrylic though my sessions are far and few between.

  8. Sue says:

    Wow, your macs are so perfect! Beautiful job!

  9. Iya Santos says:

    fancy name! looks good! i’ve never had a macaron. macaroon lang. :p

  10. shaz says:

    What an interesting flavour combination! They look perfect.

  11. arthur says:

    I am going to try to make these beauties with much trepidation. I want them to look as good as they are in the pictures. I am sure to impress my family with your recipe! Cheers!

  12. Pachecopatty says:

    Beautiful and creative recipe for macarons, wish I could try one right now. Oh well, I’ll just have to be content with your beautiful photos and the idea of a cup of tea with a lovely macaron along side;) I hope you’re enjoying the weekend, today was beautiful, clear and with a little crispness in the air:)

  13. Interesting blend of colors 🙂 Beautifully done. I’ve never had that flavor of tea before but it sounds very fragrant and delicious.

    I have blanched almond flour. Which type of almond flour did you use?

  14. Lea, thanks for stopping by! I love tea. Although I do have favorites, I also always try something new. If I end up liking a new discovery, I turn it into a macaron, LOL. Same with coffee. I know you like coffee!

  15. robin says:

    these look DIVINE, annapet!!! yum!

  16. i love tea. in fact, i don’t drink coffee. i’ve use chai, earl grey, chamomile in my macarons creations but this, this is outta the world. now, i think i’ve seen it all! awesome combi hon! (: now, i just gotta go look for this tea (:

  17. Jeanne says:

    i heart lychee and i heart tea. lychee tea is my everyday staple. WHAT A FAB IDEA. thank you 😀 have you found a lychee tea that actually lives up to it’s name? or would you suggest making simple red tea/black tea macarons shell and pair it with a lychee cream kinda thing? it’ll be really really interesting! (:

  18. bunkycooks says:

    These are truly perfect macarons! I think I need to hire you for a lesson or two! 😉

  19. Thanks, Gwen! Free lessons, anytime.

  20. Lala says:

    so here i am, home on a Saturday night with an arm load of macarons because you’ve infected me with the mac disease. but i shall thank you for finally getting through to me because now i have something to make when i have a sweet tooth!

    ok, now no more missing bikram for me if i’m gonna be making these on a regular basis. ayaiayiayai!!!

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