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There exists a term in organic chemistry called miscibility which is the property of substances to mix in any and all proportions and form a homogenous substance. Now, I believe this word is a start in the right direction in our search for what seems is a highly specific and seldomly used term (if it even exists?), being it feels as it fits in the same ...


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This is generally called a Slurry - you mix together a small amount of the fluid and your powdered ingredients until combined, and then introduce the mixture into the rest of the fluid. This helps you avoid clumping. Typically you would see this when preparing gravy or sauces, where lumps are very undesirable, but the principle remains the same.


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Try cold water, some powders will harden with hot water...e.g. why we add COLD water to flour and not hot water (which turns flour into cement near instantly). Try keeping the powdered caffeine in wax paper packets old school style. Try corn starch as the binding agent Try moistened cane sugar as the binding agent. Or confectioners sugar. don't use talc, ...


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Pressing it is probably contributing to making it clumpy. You could also experiment with mixing it with cool water before you mix it into the hot water you use for tea(or vice versa). I have had that experience with some powders. (Note: I don't have experience with pure caffeine, but I've had to do this with a lot of medicines when I was younger and had to ...


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If it really has to be pills, then I guess you need to mix in something that dissolves more easily than the caffeine powder. Powdered sugar seems like a good candidate. I found a couple references to people using it as a binding material for other pills, so presumably it'll work. Depending on how you're making your tea, you could also add the pill while ...



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