Yuja (Korean Honey Citron Tea) Cheesecake

Korean Honey Citron Tea or Yuja Cha (柚子茶)is a Korean traditional tea made from thinly sliced yuja or citron with its peel and combined with honey. Yuja tea is usually served hot and can be served after meal or by itself. Like hot lemon and honey, it provides when you have a cold but I made Yuja cha with cheesecake. The delicate citron flavor  provides a gentle into the wonderful tastes of the cheesecake. Love it! Hope you enjoy this Yuja Cheesecake as much as I do :)

Here is the recipe adapted from the book of 请怡甜点 with slight modification 
150g Marie biscuits (crushed)
100g Melted Butter

250g Cream cheese
3 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Gelatin
3 tbsp Water
60ml Fresh milk
1 cup Non-dairy topping cream
3-4 tbsp Korean Honey Citron Tea paste

5 1/2 tbsp Korean Honey Citron Tea paste
1 1/2 tsp Gelatin mix with 2 tbsp water

I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #6: Say Cheese (April 2011)
 hosted by Jean of Noms I Must
kitchen note: The citron strips in Honey Citron Tea are quite chunky. They tend to make the cuts less neat and tidy when you cut the cake into slices. You may finely cut the citron strips before use for neater cuts and remember to remove the tiny seeds too. 


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