somewhat related but i grow chamomile flowers in my backyard, and while i liked the dried chamomile, the fresh flowers in a tea are about 500% better in taste. no sour notes, dusty, stale notes i get from dried chamomile. just extremely pleasant and much brighter
i pick the flowers, wash them off a bit and store them in a plastic bag in my freezer until i use them.
the seed pack was 99 cents or so