Re: whats with the rose hate?
Eh, a lot of people just aren't into Earthy and floral flavors. I personally find them soothing. My rule of thumb towards these flavors is generally this....If you don't like drinking a lot of simple teas you shouldn't bother with floral and herb flavors.
But if you do........may I suggest adding Lavender to your vase when smoking rose. Cheap from your local spice isle for those of you who aren't sure where to obtain it.