Re: how many brands/flavors of shisha are there?
There are quite a lot of shisha companies made in jordan (Middle-east).We get a lot of them here. a very few stink but most are top. "Romman "is from Jordan and is not sold locally but to USA and Europe.
"Al-Ouns" I love but they only have around 5 flavours. "Abed-El Khader" is terrific and they have around 12 wonderful flavours. "Saet-Safa" id from Jordan. Personally many people love it, but its not on the top of my list. It isn't bad by far, just my taste buds go for other things. Al-Waha "you know.Its also "Jordanian". Smoking-hookah.com sells all of those plus more, but it doesn't sell "Romman".
Little known of the India made Soex company is the herbal soex which you know, but I haven't seen their knock-you-on-your-posterior "Afzal" which probably is the strongest shisha I've ever smoked besides Iran Tombak non-flavoured, dry leaf shisha. I smoke 8 years, but my last time smoking Afzal I had to quit in the middle. I was seeing double literally!