The Satmarer Rebbe R.Yoilish zt"l used to say " When things
are going OK, the Tziyoinim say HAKOL BESEDER. They forget
that at the Seder, there is also Maror ."
At the Tu Bishvat Seder.Maror is not served.
Some claim, The Tu Bishvat Seder originates from the Ari Zal. In his
Kesovim there is no mention of a Seder on Tu Bishvat.
The first one to mention this Seder is the Sefer Chemdas HaYomim.
There is a whole Perek describing how to perform the Seder.
"Various Perakim from Tanach and Zohar are to be said. Four
cups of different wines are drunk. Mezonos and fruits are eaten. Before
each fruit you have Kavanah of a different Tziruf of the Shem Havyah."
In 1753, this Perek was reprinted as a separate Kunteres called
"Kunteres Pri Eitz Hadar" Since then, it was reprinted many times
and the Seder became very popular amongst the Mekubalim.
The Sefer Chemdas Hayomim was printed without a Sha'ar Blatt.
The Ya'avetz claimed that the Mechaber was the Navi Sheker
Noson Hoazosi, the right hand man of Shabtai Zvi Ym"s.
There were Gedolim who disputed the Ya'avetz and claimed
the Sefer was written by an unknown holy man.
The Chemdas Hayomim writes to have Kavanah at the Seder ,
" העץ הנחמד בן ישי חי על האדמה"
Someone revealed, this to be the same Gematria as Shabtai Zvi.
(317=315+2) . Also העץ הנחמד = 390 the same as שצ
This gave Chizuk to the side who claimed the Sefer is from
The publisher of the Amsterdam edition who was aware
of the controversy, wrote in the Hakdama
"ואם תמצא בו פרי שאינו נחמד למראה,
השלך הקליפה ואכול תוכו"