For other uses, see Chandrila (disambiguation).

Chandrilan tea was a type of tea that shared its name with the Core Worlds planet Chandrila. The tea was consumable by humans and Umbarans and could be kept stored aboard ships. Around 232 BBY, the Jedi Wayseeker Orla Jareni prepared herself some of the tea while traveling on the Vessel, a transport ship. Years later, in 40 BBY, Chandrilan tea was kept in the mess stores of the Gozanti-class cruiser Meryx by the gemstone thief Rahara Wick. The tea was also served on the worlds Alderaan and Coruscant in 3 BBY.


Chandrilan tea was a type of tea that was consumable by humans[1] and Umbarans.[2] The beverage could be served hot in mugs[3] or cups and was also storable aboard ships. Chandrilan tea shared its name with the Core Worlds planet Chandrila and could be refreshed with heated water.[1]


Around 232 BBY,[4] Chandrilan tea was stored in the mess of the transport ship Vessel. While aboard the Vessel, the Jedi Wayseeker Orla Jareni prepared herself some of the beverage during her voyage from the Core Worlds planet Coruscant to the Starlight Beacon space station.[2]

Years later, in 40 BBY,[5] Chandrilan tea was kept aboard the Gozanti-class cruiser Meryx for its pilot, gemstone thief and former Czerka Corporation slave Rahara Wick. The owner of the Meryx, her colleague 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 performance troupe during their mission to the Inner Rim planet Pijal. Maripher's displeasure with the pair's presence aboard the cruiser led him to purposefully avoid offering the Jedi any of the beverage. Days later, Wick poured herself a mug 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 company's facility on Pijal's moon. Maripher mourned the loss of her presence aboard the Meryx with what she had left behind, including the Chandrilan tea in the mess store.[3]

In 3 BBY,[6] Imperial Senator Mon Mothma had a cup of steaming Chandrilan tea resting atop her desk while meeting with Alderaanian Princess Leia Organa in her offices on Coruscant. Days later, on the world of Alderaan, Viceroy Bail Organa discussed the aftermath of the arrests of Imperial traitors made on the planet Christophsis with his family while a droid refreshed his Chandrilan tea with hot water.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Chandrilan tea first appeared in Leia, Princess of Alderaan, a 2017 young-adult novel written by Claudia Gray.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The High Republic: Into the Dark
  3. 3.0 3.1 Master & Apprentice
  4. The Star Wars Book dates the launch of the Starlight Beacon, which is depicted as part of the events of The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, to 232 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 232 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. As such, the rest of the novel's events must also occur around 232 BBY. The High Republic: Into the Dark takes place concurrently to Light of the Jedi, setting its events around the same year.
  5. Skywalker: A Family at War places the events of Master & Apprentice eight years before the Invasion of Naboo, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 32 BBY. Therefore, Master & Apprentice takes place in 40 BBY.
  6. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places Leia Organa's birth in 19 BBY. The events of Leia, Princess of Alderaan, which commence just after Organa's sixteenth birthday, can therefore be placed in 3 BBY.