That sounds very stressful! I’ve nothing against worm tea - I have a worm tower and I pour the worm tea on my plants - it’s just that any nutrients in the worm tea are so dilute as to not be worth bothering with unless you’ve got a free source of it. The worm castings are good stuff though.
I use composted cow poo for fertiliser mostly. Supplemented with Manutec trace elements. The citrus trees get DH and DS weeing on them 😄