6HWbNHN-show-poster2x3-c7tgE2Y.png

Artbound

Start watching
MJ250sC-show-poster2x3-Bflky7i.png

Tending Nature

Start watching
Southland Sessions

Southland Sessions

Start watching
HvlSxHY-show-poster2x3-4ik43uV.png

Earth Focus

Start watching
5LQmQJY-show-poster2x3-MRWBpAK.jpg

Reporter Roundup

Start watching
City Rising

City Rising

Start watching
Lost LA

Lost LA

Start watching
Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Learn about the many ways to support KCET.
Support Icon
Contact our Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams.

Recipe: Iced Green Tea with Grapefruit and Lemongrass

Support Provided By
Iced Green Tea with Grapefruit and Lemongrass
Iced Green Tea with Grapefruit and Lemongrass

The other day I came home from a citrus grove with an overwhelming 25 pounds of fresh-picked grapefruit, and I've pretty much been eating and drinking grapefruit for every meal since. (File under SoCal Problems.) I recalled that citrus juice can boost the antioxidant benefits of green tea and squeezed some grapefruit into a glass of iced sencha — a fun change from the usual lemon wedge. Following some more experimentation I came up with this drink combining green tea, grapefruit, lemongrass, and mint. It's clean and refreshing and just right for these warm days of the new year.

Iced Green Tea with Grapefruit and Lemongrass
Serves 4

1 stalk fresh lemongrass
2 sprigs fresh mint
4 cups water
1/4 cup honey (or to taste)
2 tablespoons loose-leaf sencha green tea
1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

Trim the root end of the lemongrass and discard the tough outer layer(s). Using the side of a large knife, smash the stalk to release the fragrant oils. Chop the stalk into 1-inch lengths.

Place the lemongrass pieces, mint sprigs, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the honey. Add the green tea and steep, undisturbed, for 2 minutes.

Strain into a pitcher and stir in the grapefruit juice. Sweeten with additional honey if desired.

Chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Support Provided By
Read More
Close-up view of cherry blossoms in Little Tokyo.

Where to Find the Most Beautiful Blooming Trees in the L.A. Area

While L.A. may be more closely associated with palm trees lining its sidewalks and streets, this sprawling city and its surrounding municipalities is actually a horticultural delight of varied treescapes. Here are seven spots to get a glimpse of great blossoms.
A cup of ginjo sake paired with Tsubaki's kanpachi sashimi

Sake 101 Taught by Courtney Kaplan of Tsubaki and Ototo

Sake has existed for thousands of years. To help introduce and better understand this storied beverage, we turn to Courtney Kaplan, sommelier, sake aficionado and co-owner of restaurants Tsubaki and Ototo in Los Angeles.
An image of the French district in downtown Los Angeles. The image shows Aliso Street in downtown Los Angeles, California, with signs labeling buildings "Griffins Transfer and Storage Co." and "Cafe des Alpes" next to "Eden Hotel," which are located on opposite corners of Aliso and Alameda Streets. A Pacific Electric streetcar sign reads "Sierra Madre" and automobiles and horse-drawn wagons are seen in the dirt road.

What Cinco de Mayo Has to do with the French in Early L.A.

Cinco de Mayo is often celebrated wrongly as Mexican Independence Day, but a dig into the historical landscape of Los Angeles in the early 19th century reveals a complex relationship of French émigrés with a Mexican Los Angeles.