- "Even the cup of Chandrilan tea steaming on the desk promised calm."
- ―Leia Organa's thoughts
Chandrilan tea was a type of tea that was consumable by humans, and could be served in cups. It was from the planet Chandrila, and could also be found on the world Alderaan. Around 40 BBY, Chandrilan tea was kept aboard the Gozanti-class cruiser Meryx for it's pilot, gemstone thief and former Czerka slave Rahara Wick. The owner of the Meryx, fellow thief Pax Maripher, made some of the tea for his partner while they assisted Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi in locating the Opposition during their mission to Pijal.
Days later, Wick poured herself a cup of the tea as she and Maripher waited for the pair of Jedi to return. On their next scouting operation with Jinn and Kenobi, Wick was recaptured by Czerka at the Czerka facility on Pijal's moon. Maripher mourned the loss of her presence aboard the Meryx with what she'd left behind, including the Chandrilan tea in the mess store.
In 3 BBY, Imperial Senator Mon Mothma of Chandrila had a cup of the tea resting atop her office's desk while meeting with Alderaanian Princess Leia Organa on the planet Coruscant. Days later, on the world of Alderaan, Senator Bail Organa discussed the aftermath of the arrests on Christophsis with his family while a droid refreshed his Chandrilan tea with hot water.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Leia, Princess of Alderaan
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Master & Apprentice
- ↑ Master & Apprentice establishes that Jedi Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi is seventeen years old. As Star Wars: Card Trader establishes that he was born fifty seven years before the Battle of Yavin, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas puts at 0 BBY, therefore places his birth at 57 BBY. It can be determined that the events of the novel occurred around 40 BBY through simple math.
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places Princess Leia Organa's birth in 19 BBY. The events of Leia, Princess of Alderaan commence just after Organa's sixteenth birthday, which places the events of the novel in 3 BBY.