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"I was in a bacta tank the last time Daeruun brewed this tea of his. I want to see what all the fuss is about."
―Gnost-Dural, to the Alliance Commander[src]

Gatalentan tea was a type of tea from the planet Gatalenta[1] that was potable by Humans,[2] Kel Dors,[3] and Krex. During the third Galactic War[1] in 3628 BBY,[4] General Ardinondu Dipolus Daeruun of the Galactic Republic, who favored the tea, had been told that the tea could only be appreciated if shared.[1]

In 3627 BBY,[5] General Daeruun, Jedi Master Gnost-Dural, and the Commander of the Eternal Alliance were set to depart from the Valor-class cruiser Telos to the planet of Corellia to engage with forces from the reconstituted Sith Empire. Before departing, Daeruun mentioned to the Commander that the travel would be long enough to allow him to cook ryshcate and prepare a pot of Gatalentan tea. Gnost-Dural replied that he was interested in having some tea to see what the commotion was behind it, as he was in a bacta tank the last time Daeruun brewed it.[3]

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"I'll have a case sent to you—the flavor is unmatched, though I'm told it can only truly be appreciated when shared."
―Ardinondu Dipolus Daeruun, to the Alliance Commander — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Gatalentan tea was first mentioned in the Star Wars Legends continuity in BioWare's 2011 massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, specifically in the[1] 2018[6] Jedi Under Siege update for the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion. The tea is only mentioned if the player's character, known in-universe as the Alliance Commander, is among the character classes originally aligned with the Republic.[1] Gatalentan tea was originally introduced in the 2016 canon novel Bloodline, written by Claudia Gray.[7]

During a conversation with General Daeruun in The Old Republic, the Commander can mention liking or disliking tea, depending on the player's choices. If the player expresses interest in the beverage, Daeruun will promise to send the Commander a case of Gatalentan tea.[1] Choosing that option makes a letter from Doctor Eckard Lokin become available after completing the Jedi Under Siege storyline. In the letter, Lokin states he would like to share Gatalentan tea with the Commander.[2]

In The Dantooine Incursion update for The Old Republic,[8] released in 2019,[9] if the Commander is not a spy for the reconstituted Sith Empire and if a Republic News Network interview with the Commander boosts the morale in Republic, Daeruun sends the character a letter. In it, the General congratulates the Commander and invites the character to drink Gatalentan tea with him.[8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne—Mission: "Jedi Under Siege" on Ossus
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal ThroneThe Game Continues from Eckard Lokin
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught—Republic Mission: "Objective Meridian" on Republic Fleet
  4. According to SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) the events of Game Updates released in 2017 can be placed in 3629 BBY and the events from Game Update 5.9 through 5.10.3 can be placed in 3628 BBY. Therefore, the events of Game Update 5.10: Jedi Under Siege can be placed in 3628 BBY.
  5. The mention of the gatalentan tea and the battle on Corellia took place during the Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught expansion, which according to SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) takes place in 3627 BBY.
  6. SWTOR mini.png 'Jedi Under Siege' Update – Play Now! on The Old Republic's official website (backup link)
  7. Bloodline
  8. 8.0 8.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal ThroneBravo! from General A. D. Daeruun
  9. SWTOR mini.png Game Update 5.10.3 "The Dantooine Incursion" is Live! on The Old Republic's official website (backup link)
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