Bags worked perfectly and left no leaf debris in the bottom of my cup - exactly as I wanted. Also large enough that I could create bags with my dry hibiscus, a cinnamon stick, and some brown sugar, storing the pre-made bags ready to go. My only complaint is that these do not have strings to hold the bags closed. But storing them upright in a plastic storage bowl with a lid solves the problem & keeps the tea fresh, too. When in your cup, the bag is tall enough to drape the top over the side, so the string is unnecessary for steeping.