Matcha / Green-tea Tiramisu



This tiramisu was made with my last save of matcha powder, as I poured it out to the mascarpone mix, my heart started to ache… why?  Why did I just bought two sachets of this powder? Why not ten? …. but anyhow  nothing lasts forever… I might have to wait a long time  to taste  matcha sweets again. I could not even find Japanese green tea here, let alone  the powder….hiks…hiks.



  • 250gr mascarpone cheese
  • 2 eggs (separated)
  • 1 package savoiardi
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 espresso cups of  italian coffee (cooled)
  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1 tea bag of japanese green tea
  • cocoa powder (unsweetened)



Poor espresso into shallow flat bowl and let it cool down.

Separate egg yolks and whites.
In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until creamy quite white, then whip in the mascarpone and mix gently.

In a second mixing bowl, beat eggs whites and whip until stiff and fluffy, stir in the matcha powder and the tea leaves from the tea bag.

Gently fold beaten and mix mascarpone cream with egg whites just  to blend.

Dip each savoiardo in the bowl with espresso. To get the right amount of espresso on the savoiardi, pull it out before they become too soft.

Arrange a layer of dipped savoiardi across the bottom of the pan. Then spoon a layer of egg/mascarpone cream across the layer of savoiardi. Use about 1/2 of the mascarpone mix.

Dip another layer of savoiardi and lay them on the mascarpone mix. Put the remaining mascarpone mix on it.

Dust  top with the cocoa powder

Refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving.


  1. Wooow, what a beautiful combination! I’ve never seen this combo before… it looks amazing!

  2. OMG.. this looks divine. I just bought japanese green tea powder (dunno if they’re matcha)… will bookmark so I can try :o)

  3. YUM YUM.. my tea-ramisu!
    Love the setting.. so dreamyy!!

    Duh mba, masa ngga ada green tea powder disana? even di asian grocery juga ngga ada? mau aku kirim dari sini?

  4. What a beautiful dessert and a beautiful way to use the last of your matcha powder. You’ll have to get someone to post you some since it’s light.

  5. What a beautiful dessert and a beautiful way to use the last of your matcha powder. You’ll have to get someone to post you some since it’s light.
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

  6. I’m always pleasantly surprised when I come here. 🙂

  7. Just gorgeous & elegant Zita. One day, when I lay my hands on matcha, I shall attempt this. It’s beautiful, & so are your pictures!

    • shesimmers
    • April 8th, 2009

    Very creative. I’m curious enough about the flavor combination to actually try making this. I’ve got all the ingredients in the fridge as I’m typing this.

    You know, Zita, every time I visit your blog, it’s like I’m being transported into a world where everything is serene and calm and beautiful, where delicious foods abound. Thanks.

  8. Hi Zita, you have a great blog with great pictures :-). Gonna visit you over her very soon again :-)!

  9. This is so innovative. I’ve heard so much about Matcha but never really used it.

  10. what is savoiardi? i’m looking for a green tea tiramisu recipe; your photos are so pretty! and don’t feel too sad about using all of your matcha powder; you can easily order it online!

  11. Hi,

    Tiramisù is one of my favourite desserts and this one looks good.
    it’s also a great idea, because it ads to the original without “inventing” too much.

    Happy and Prosperous New Year !

    • Rachel
    • April 19th, 2010

    Can anyone please tell me what the name and brand of the tea bag pictured are?

    • John
    • June 9th, 2010

    Oh my goodness!YUM!I’ve always looked for the perfect traditional Tiramisu Recipe. I’ve hardly even considered the wildcard option!:) Can’t wait to make this!:)

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