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Definition of oak leaf tea

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Definition as written by Terry:

For acid-loving plants such as azaleas, especially in areas where water is alkaline.

In a 5-gallon bucket, fill 1/3 of the way up with oak leaves. Fill with water and let it steep for about a week, or until the color of tea. Strain out the leaves and apply full-strength to acid-loving plants. Store any unused tea in a shady spot.

(You can speed up the steeping process by pouring a few cups of boiling water over the leaves, then adding tap water to fill the bucket.)

For other organic teas, see weed tea and compost tea


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