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first try at tea extraction looking for the alkaloids, tips??

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  1. vapero

    vapero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    monterrey,mexico
    I'm extracting 2 grams of tea and after reading a few threads and different opinions I decided to try this, if it works great, if not well doesn't matter that much

    i put 2 grams of crushed leaves into a cup
    added 10ml of VG and 10ml of PG
    nuked in microwave 7 seconds
    stirred and repeated 3 times
    I tried a drop on my tongue and tastes really great and potent

    I will let it cool down and repeat the nuking again

    after this I'll use my aeropress and run it over a few times to get the most out of it
    but I think I want to use my SS filters instead of the paper ones as I want to extract also the alcaloids and oils of the tea, any tips????
     
  2. vapero

    vapero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    monterrey,mexico
    ok, I did it!!!!


    I put 2 grams of leaves into a cup
    added 10ml of VG and 10ml of PG
    nuked in microwave 7 seconds
    stirred and repeated 3 times
    I tried a drop on my tongue and tastes really great and potent

    let it cool down for a while then nuked again

    after this used my aeropress and run it over a few times using the ss mesh filter after 5 presses I changed transferred the remaining wet plant matter into a paper filter and pressed again, but this time I squeezed to get the most out.

    the result wielded in a dark brownish green thick 6.5ml concoction.

    dripped directly into my already juiced up rda so I would guess it had 70% eliquid and 30% extract....

    the taste is great! (my eliquid was a mixture of fruits menthol and green tea) so the coca tea was a welcome addition to the flavor profile

    vapor diminished a bit as I use more pg

    I can feel the alkaloids, so it is a win in my book!!!

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  3. Bagazo

    Bagazo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2009
    I wouldn't rule out the placebo effect.

    Alkaloid content of that type of tea is usually less than 1%. If you're lucky you would have 1mg per ml. A couple of drops on a coil, being generous, would be .1mg.

    A cup of tea has 4-5mg of alkaloids. You would have to vape at least half the bottle of extract to get the alkaloids contained in a cup of tea.
     
  4. TaketheRedPill

    TaketheRedPill Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2009
    Southern California
    hmm...you're concentrating oxalate, so I'm not sure if you want to inhale that on a regular basis?

    maybe better to buy some black tea flavored eliquid or concentrated flavoring instead. No tea, just a flavor molecule that tastes like tea. And no oxalates.
     
  5. Bagazo

    Bagazo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2009
    The OP's tea isn't black tea (Camellia sinensis). Also, the Op is interested in the alkaloids and not just the flavor.
     
  6. vapero

    vapero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    monterrey,mexico
    exactly, I do like the taste but that is just an added bonus, I was looking for the alkaloids.

    I vaped it for about 15 minutes but after a few hours I feel my throat a bit sore, but as my wife has been having sore throat for the past few days I can't attribute it to either right now, I'll wait for the throat to get back to normal before trying it again and report back
     
  7. TaketheRedPill

    TaketheRedPill Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2009
    Southern California

    oops, sorry OP, I didn't realize I'd clicked into the tobacco subthread. My apologies :)
     
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