Quote Originally Posted by Donald Qualls

BTW, you can extract tannins from oak bark, too, just as from the leaves. There are manys streams in the northeastern United States that look like tea as they flow in their beds, due to tannins picked up from oak roots and leaves. I'm guessing those aren't popular to drink from...


I don't like the idea of extracting tannins from oak bark as it can be more destructive to the living tree. Using leaves or acorns is much better, and in the case of acorns can yield a tasty food.

Just watch out for acorns with holes. They have worms.