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Matcha Recipes

Recipe for Matcha White Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake Bars!

28th July 2015

I’ve been perfecting this recipe for a few weeks now and finally feel that it’s perfect. The green tea flavour provides a delicate and refreshing flavour alongside the velvet smooth cream cheese, white chocolate and matcha are a matcha made in heaven (couldn’t resist!). These cheesecake bars are beautiful to have on a warm summer day, with the cool slightly sour cheese flavour bouncing off the super sweet oreo white chocolate base.

I used matcha from Bluebird Tea Co. but if you wanted to keep the cost down you could use culinary grade. I’ve heard fantastic things about Vitalife matcha so this is also a good choice. I used 1 tablespoon in this recipe and I think it’s perfect for sharing with people that aren’t matcha freaks as the hint of tea is quite subtle. If you’re a regular consumer of matcha then you may want to add a little more, up to about 2 teaspoons.

The ingredients are easy to double up which I’ll be doing from now on, these cheesecake bars don’t last long once my family notices them in the fridge, even our cats come running when they smell them!


Preparation: 20 mins  |  Total 30 mins

Serves: 10


1 – 2 teaspoons of Matcha

1 packet of white chocolate chips

1 packet of oreos (the standard tube sized pack)

1/2 a cup of chilled heavy whipping cream

80 oz/225g of room temperature cream cheese

3 tablespoons of sugar

Blueberries, for prettyness (optional)




Foil lined tray

1. Line a 9×9 inch tray with kitchen foil, ensuring the sides are covered.


Melted white chocolate

2. Melt the white chocolate chips in a bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring regularly.


Oreos and white chocolate combined

3. Use a food processor to finely grind the Oreos. Add 2 tablespoons of the melted white chocolate and blast it with the food processor again.



4. Firmly press the Oreo chocolate mixture in to the bottom of the foiled tray, use the back of a spoon to cram it in so it stays together as the cheesecake base. Chill the base in the fridge while you make the topping.


Matcha and white chocolate

5. Stir the matcha powder in to the white chocolate until smooth. I use a little mini sieve to keep lumps to a minimum.


Whipped cream

6. Use an electric whisk to beat the whipping cream until peaks form.


Sugar and cream

7. Use a new bowl to combine the sugar and cream cheese, beat until smooth.


Topping combined

8. Next add the white chocolate matcha combo and slowly fold in the whipped cream.



9. Spread the mixture over the Oreo white chocolate base. I used a spatula held vertically to get the finish as flat as I could.


Close up

10. Return the cheesecake to the fridge and allow it to firm up. I left mine overnight, mainly because I was making it at nearly midnight! (gotta love a middle of the night bake off 😉 )

A couple of hours in the fridge is probably fine. Use the sides of the foil to lift the cheesecake out of the tray and then cut it to your desired size. I finished mine off with a few blueberries but they’re not essential 🙂


I hope you’ve enjoyed my recipe and would love to know how these turn out if you decide to make them. You really won’t be disappointed, these are delicious and are the perfect treat for every occasion!

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Fruit Tea Iced Tea Recipes

Sparkling Whittard Summer Strawberry Lemonade Iced Tea Recipe

10th June 2015

So it’s been a bit sunny in the UK huh? Perfect time to make a sparkling Summer Strawberry iced tea with 3 simple ingredients!

The recipe is simple and only needs 3 ingredients!


My favourite fruit tea was always Summer Strawberry from Whitard of Chelsea which has now been discontinued but their new Strawberry Serenade works fantastically too. I decided I’d use posh lemonade to get the extra sweetness but Tesco’s own is probably just as good if you’re on a budget 😉



So the first thing you’re going to want to do is grab your favourite jug, hopefully as large as possible as you’ll want to be drinking this all afternoon! Either chill the lemonade bottle first or pour it in to the jug and pop it in the fridge until it’s chilled. You’ll want to fill it with the lemonade to about two thirds of the way full.


Steeping Concentrated Tea

To get the strawberry flavour you want to steep about 3 teaspoons of Strawberry Serenade in an inch or so of water in a mug so it’s really concentrated and won’t unchill (not sure that’s even a word?) the lemonade.


StrawberriesTo add more of a fresh succulent taste to the iced tea it’s great to add some fresh strawberries and it’s even greater eating them when the iced tea is finished! Just cut them in half so they’ll infuse the water. You can also freeze the strawberries and use them instead of ice, I prefer this method over ice as it doesn’t slowly water down the iced tea.


Strawberries Side View

Now you want to carefully pour the concentrated tea in to the lemonade but try it as you go so you get it the right strength. Then top it off with the strawberries and leave it in the fridge for a while to let the natural flavours from the strawberries infuse the iced tea. You can also add some sugar if you feel that the lemonade is too sharp and/or doesn’t already have enough sugar in it!


Finished Sunny

That’s the iced tea complete, only thing to do now is grab a friend, find a patch of grass and lounge around drinking it!


I hope this recipe has inspired you to make your own iced teas. You can use any fruit tea you like really but if at all possible do stay away from teabags for this approach as you’ll probably end up with red lemonade but no strawberry flavour. I used Summer Strawberry which Whittard of Chelsea have now replaced with Strawberry Serenade, which works just as well!
, feel free to experiment and let me know if you find a better flavoured iced tea! :

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Iced Tea Recipes Tea Reviews

10 Iced Tea Recipes To Celebrate The Sun!

5th May 2015


1. Mango Iced Tea

Mango Iced Tea















I LOVE mangos and this mango iced tea looks fantastic. Courtesy of Veg Recipes of India


2. Lemon, mint and passion fruit

I found this one on


3. Strawberry Basil

This looks awesome and I’m sure the basil will make it immensely refreshing. You’ll find this on


4. Matcha Mint

Matcha Mint Iced Tea














The mint in this will really cool you down, throw in some Matcha and you’ll get a health boost too! You can find the recipe here.


6. Bubbly Mint Lime Iced Tea

Bubbly Mint Lime Iced Tea










Nothing will feel better on a sunny day than mint and lime, super refreshing. You can find the recipe here.


7. Blueberry Iced Green Tea

Blueberry Iced Green Tea 500 6487










This looks lush, I love blueberries and often drink ceylon blueberry tea from Tea People. This recipe gives you all the health benefits of green tea but with a super sweet blueberry flavour! The full recipe is on Closet Cooking.


8. Vanilla Matcha Iced Latte









The matcha craze is spreading fast so I couldn’t resist including a matcha iced latte. The recipe is from Bluebird Tea Co. and they sell top quality matcha!


9. Strawberry Chocolate Iced Tea (OMG!).

Chocolate Strawberry Iced tea


















This courtesy of Melissa Hartfiel, full recipe on her blog.


10. Sparkling Raspberry Iced Tea, the lazy way 😉

Sparkling Raspberry Iced Tea









If you don’t have time for the above recipes you can cheat here! :p


I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and have some great weather so you can try out these recipes.

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