And now the part that you may not have been waiting for quite as much: the evenings first taste of maror, the bitter herbs.

But, as we said earlier, the taste is combined with the kharoset, a sweet combination of apples, grape juice, dates, walnuts, cinnamon, and a wide array of possible other stuff.

We combine the bitter with the sweet to show how they combine in our lives.

We'll pass around bits of matzah with the maror and karoset on it, then say a blessing before eating it:

ברוך אתה יי אלוהינו מלך חעולם,
אשר קדשנו במצוותיו
וציבנו על אכילת מרור

Barukh atah Adonia, eloheynu melekh ha-olam,
asher kid'shanu b'mitzvotav
v'tzivanu al akhilat maror.

You are blessed, Lord out God, ruler of the universe
whose commandments sanctify us,
for your commandment to eat the maror.

haggadah Section: Maror
Source: Original