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Oftentimes the -en ending in DE-German (and I must say that I'm not sure whether the same is true for Switzerland or Austria) is somewhat "hidden" and when pronounced may sound like grün'n Tee. While this normally doesn't cause problems (gut'n Tag), it causes you to hear grün when somebody actually says grün'n. So you might just have misheard what she way ...
She said "Grüntee". It's one word, just like "Rotkohl" or "Blaubeere". "Grüner Tee" is very uncommon in Switzerland.
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