Orange Ginseng and Cardamon Cheesecake


  • 100g digestive or biscuits crushed
  • 50g butter (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon of milk


  • 250g cream cheese
  • 200g sour cream
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 200ml heavy/double cream
  • 3 tablespoons of orange, ginseng and cardamom powder
  • 4 tablespoons of hot water

Make the crust:

  1. Place the digestive biscuits in a ziplock bag and break into crumbs. In a bowl, mix the crumbs with melted butter and milk. Press into the bottom of a cake mold using the back of a spoon.

Make the filling:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (356F) .
  2. Make the tea: Add 4 tablespoons hot water to the tea powder and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Put cream cheese and sugar into the food processor and mix.
  4. Add sour cream until smooth, then add the eggs, flour, heavy cream and tea mixture. Mix well after adding each ingredient.
  5. Pour the filling into the prepared crust though a strainer.
  6. Bake in the oven at 180C (356F) for 30 minutes and then bake at 160C(320F) for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Chill overnight.