You can use any legitimate word in your English usage. That said, neither of these words is in common use.
Persimmon and tea are astringent. I found the word astringent in my dictionary but I was thinking if it is the word that I can use in my speaking or there must be a more usual word.
I found acrid too, is it more appropriate for speaking?
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