Compost is food for the soil, OM for the soil, physical presence in the structure of the soil and an aid for optimizing the air/water ratio of the soil... The Tea microbes consume/cycle the raw materials of the soil then die... That fact of life,,, is basic to all life... BTW, I'm not against AACT and I understand the value of healthy vibrant soils alive with SOM and its microbiology... I also understand that microbe populations CHANGE quickly depending on its Habitat,,, so: What should my concerns be about the habitat I apply the CT into? Will the aerobic microbes survive long enough to help an anaerobic clay loam that never gets a chance to dry out??? How about soil temps???