I purchased this nice whole-leaf oolong tea this afternoon.
I steeped it in 200 F water for 3 minutes (as directed) in my tea steeping basket:
And when I pulled out the basket, there were some uninvited guests remaining:
Did I do something wrong? I thought this was the kind of results to expect from tea "dust" that might be expected in a bag, but this is whole-leaf tea. Do I need to pre-sift my tea, or something? I'm afraid that as these remnant sit in the tea, they will make it bitter.