Been looking for a no-bake Japanese-style green tea cheesecake for a long time? Well, this is the recipe created just for you.

Erika
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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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  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a mixing bowl. Drizzle in the melted butter and mix until evenly moistened. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan lined with waxed paper; set aside.

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  • Stir the tea powder into the warm water; set aside. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water; set aside.

  • Whip the cream to stiff peaks; set aside. Beat the cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla, and honey in a clean mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time until evenly blended. Cook the gelatin mixture in the microwave until melted, about 45 seconds. Beat the gelatin and tea into the cream cheese mixture, then fold in the whipped cream until smooth. Pour into the springform pan. Refrigerate 7 hours to overnight before unmolding and serving.

Nutrition Facts

416.8 calories; 5.7 g protein; 27.4 g carbohydrates; 134 mg cholesterol; 207.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Wow I love green tea flavors and this was my very first attempt at making a dessert out of matcha. I am so used to getting this flavor from green tea ice cream it was almost bizarre to have it in a fluffy airy mousse cake like this. The color is delightful and is not as rich as a lot of cheesecake. I really enjoyed this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2011
The crust is good. But the cheesecake part had a "gelatinous" texture/flavor to it. I think there is too much gelatin. And the flavor was very one dimensional. Maybe it needs more honey and a splash of lemon juice or zest to brighten up the flavor. Edible but will be looking for another recipe or tweaking this one. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Wow I love green tea flavors and this was my very first attempt at making a dessert out of matcha. I am so used to getting this flavor from green tea ice cream it was almost bizarre to have it in a fluffy airy mousse cake like this. The color is delightful and is not as rich as a lot of cheesecake. I really enjoyed this recipe! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Wow I love green tea flavors and this was my very first attempt at making a dessert out of matcha. I am so used to getting this flavor from green tea ice cream it was almost bizarre to have it in a fluffy airy mousse cake like this. The color is delightful and is not as rich as a lot of cheesecake. I really enjoyed this recipe! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2010
Outstanding! This recipe is fabulous. The presentation is also gorgeous. Go make this NOW! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2010
Good recipe. Needs more machta powder to increase flavor. A bit on the bland side in that respect but otherwise is a good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
Very good. Very sweet so the grassy-ness of the green tea doesn't stand out so much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2011
Avoid adding too much matcha as it can be a bit bitter. I think a white chocolate whipped cream would be a great accompaniment to this. I also used shortbread crust instead of graham. Tasty and light...not heavy like traditional cheesecakes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2011
The crust is good. But the cheesecake part had a "gelatinous" texture/flavor to it. I think there is too much gelatin. And the flavor was very one dimensional. Maybe it needs more honey and a splash of lemon juice or zest to brighten up the flavor. Edible but will be looking for another recipe or tweaking this one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2013
I have just finished this. However I am concerned that since I beat the egg directly into the mixture it is still raw. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2014
I just finished making this and it was pretty good. I couldn't find any matcha which I thought was ridiculous since I live in Korea town! I decided to buy good quality green tea and emptied out 5 tea bags into my coffee grinder to produce matcha it worked pretty well. I also incorporated some leftover matcha into my crust along with some green tea Pocky sticks. I don't like melting my butter when I make gram cracker crusts because I feel that mixing in cold butter until the crumbs stick together give it a better taste and texture. I also decorated the cheesecake with green tea whipping cream an apple swan and pocky sticks. Overall it's a pretty good recipe will defiantly be making it again (: Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2012
i followed the recipe exactly and the mousse cake i made turned out great!!! i made it for my roommate and she just loved it. i made it in a heart shape by using a heart shape springform pan. i also sifted some greentea powder on the top of the cake and chopped white chocolate flakes at the top and it looks gorgeous.. Read More
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