Using Oak Leaf tea for tannins

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CircleC-Brewer

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Just read a new cider making book that mentioned using Oak Leaf tea as a source of tannins. Has anyone done this before?

I did some research on the internet and people actually used to make Oak leaf wine.

Finding apples with high levels of tannins has been very difficult. I’m looking for an alternative source to solve my balancing problem.
 

Johnny_M

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Never tried it but I wonder if it would take the pace of oak barrel aging flavor wise. One thing I know you can do is soak oak chips in neutral alcohol to produce a faux oak aged flavor.
 

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Scratch Brewing advocates for oak leaves in brews, don't see why they wouldn't work in a cider. Check out their book, Homebrewers Almanac.
 
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