Jen, great job getting started. I agree with s. lowe's advice. My method is 1-2 quarts of worm compost and 1-2 bunches of chopped accumulators (comfrey, dandelion, dock, nettles) loose, into a 5 gallon bucket of fish pond or rain water.
My pump is oversized and the airlines are weighted. If I'm having coffee at home, I run a second batch of water through the grounds. This goes into the tea after it cools.
My tea is more of a stew so if I'm spraying, I strain it 2 or 3 times. The worms get the dregs. If I'm hand watering, it goes on chunky.
A 'bad' or weak batch of my tea is still way better than our city water and a good batch almost makes things grow before your eyes.
- no, guideline - I try not to spend money managing my composting. So I don't buy ingredients for my tea - not judging those who do
Have fun and figure out what works best for you and the plants you love.