This is a creamy and simple cheesecake with the addition of green tea powder to give it a taste of the Orient! Green tea powder can be found at Asian grocery stores and online. I like to add fresh blackberries and raspberries on top of it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch cheesecake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the green tea powder, eggs, and vanilla extract until lightly and creamy; pour into the prepared crust.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the center jiggles evenly when the cake is shaken lightly. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 34mg 11% DV; sodium 329.1mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
Oh man, absolutely delicious. One of the best uses for Matcha (powdered green tea) that I've ever seen. I did everything the recipe called for, mixed everything by hand, and added raspberry filling on top after it cooled. Notes: - Probably needed more than an hour to cool. I was in no hurry so I let it cool for about 4 hours after making it, so I don't know for sure. But it didn't look firm enough after just an hour. - Raspberry and Green Tea combination is delicious! Also prevents any naysayers from turning it down on the green color alone. - Would probably use a different crust next time. Graham cracker texture was wrong and was generally too sweet for the filling. Maybe shortbread like the other reviewer, but will have to experiment. In general, HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Wonderfully delectable! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2009
After it was baked and refrigerated the top looked rubbery -- it felt that way too. I was really excited to try this recipe. It's very simple and that's a good thing:) I agree with using a shortbread crust (the one on this site is really good!). The taste of the filling was kind of off and the rubbery top functioned as a... "membrane?!" The top "membrane/skin" kind of held the inside filling in which was... interesting. I did add some raspberries as suggested to mask the strange rubbery look and taste (as I had almost-powder green tea it was a little bitter and unsmooth). But despite that I was still grossed out. I really thought this recipe had potential. I want to try it again and get it RIGHT but I would have to BUY the powder and not attempt to grind up the leaves (as suggested in another recipe). I would try again if I don't mind risking more ingredients though! Thanks for the recipe even though I might not use fat free cream cheese as written because that might be what caused the rubbery top! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
Oh man, absolutely delicious. One of the best uses for Matcha (powdered green tea) that I've ever seen. I did everything the recipe called for, mixed everything by hand, and added raspberry filling on top after it cooled. Notes: - Probably needed more than an hour to cool. I was in no hurry so I let it cool for about 4 hours after making it, so I don't know for sure. But it didn't look firm enough after just an hour. - Raspberry and Green Tea combination is delicious! Also prevents any naysayers from turning it down on the green color alone. - Would probably use a different crust next time. Graham cracker texture was wrong and was generally too sweet for the filling. Maybe shortbread like the other reviewer, but will have to experiment. In general, HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Wonderfully delectable! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
Absolutely fabulous. I just about died when I saw this recipe. Being the matcha addict that I am, I quadrupled the amount of green tea powder. Like another reviewer, I used a hand mixer on low to avoid a rubbery texture. I also suggest refrigerating for a few hours (as long as you can keep away!) because warm cheesecake is no good. Otherwise, perfect taste, perfect texture and consistency ... the only thing I'm sad about is how much weight I'll be gaining scarfing out on this cheesecake! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2009
This was really easy and has a nice subtle green tea flavor. I like the idea of this but prefer my cheesecake on the drier side. The fat-free cream cheese gives this a rubbery texture. So if I did this again I would just adapt it to my favorite cheesecake recipe. I used splenda, and did not like the after-taste of it. I used a shortbread crust. The recipe suggest chilling for one hour but it needs much more time than that to chill up. Green tea varies by color and strength depending on the quality of it. And the older it is, the weaker it gets. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2008
very tasty. I made it for my sister's birthday. I used splenda and fat free cream cheese and I topped it with berries. My family was raving about it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
Increased the amount of matcha to 3.5 tbsp and thought this was perfect (I wanted a more than subtle taste) - could really taste the green tea without it being overpowering. Regarding the "rubbery" top comment from another reviewer: I used a hand mixer at low to medium speed for all steps and fat-free cream cheese and the texture was absolutely fine. I thought the graham cracker crust worked for this recipe and the raspberries are a MUST! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/18/2009
After it was baked and refrigerated the top looked rubbery -- it felt that way too. I was really excited to try this recipe. It's very simple and that's a good thing:) I agree with using a shortbread crust (the one on this site is really good!). The taste of the filling was kind of off and the rubbery top functioned as a... "membrane?!" The top "membrane/skin" kind of held the inside filling in which was... interesting. I did add some raspberries as suggested to mask the strange rubbery look and taste (as I had almost-powder green tea it was a little bitter and unsmooth). But despite that I was still grossed out. I really thought this recipe had potential. I want to try it again and get it RIGHT but I would have to BUY the powder and not attempt to grind up the leaves (as suggested in another recipe). I would try again if I don't mind risking more ingredients though! Thanks for the recipe even though I might not use fat free cream cheese as written because that might be what caused the rubbery top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2008
It was good not too sweet and as said by another reviewer the cake had a subtle matcha flavour. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2009
I am torn between giving this recipe 2 stars or 3 stars. The flavor was alright but the consistency was horrible. I did follow the recipe exactly and it just did not work out. I doubt that I will attempt this recipe again but I did love the idea. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2011
I added 2.5 teaspoon of green tea powder and about 3/4 cups of low-fat yogurt. It's a lighter softer texture. I used brown sugar in place of white sugar. I also made this recipe into mini-cheesecakes using broken pieces of gingersnaps. So good. Read More
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