A Mysterious Bounty Hunter, an Equally Mysterious Tea. Now Streaming on Disney+
November 23, 2020
In The Mandalorian, a mysterious, masked bounty hunter takes an assignment seemingly like any other, but one that alters the course of both his complicated profession as well as his life. Like so much of the Star Wars galaxy, the lore is deep and wide, steeped in history and an exciting example of incredible storytelling.
But who is the Mandalorian? The best way to answer that question is to watch the series and experience it all first-hand as it unfolds. However, for those of whom The Mandalorian represents their first introduction to the Star Wars galaxy, we can explain a few things over a cup of tea, without spoiling any of the many surprises that make the series special.
So whether you intend to binge-watch the first season, are already a fan of “Mando,” or perhaps even plan on jumping directly into season two, here are a few things of which to be aware — some of which were direct inspiration for The Republic of Tea’s collector’s edition teas.
A Member of The Bounty Hunters’ Guild
When we first meet Mando, we see him operating as a member of the Bounty Hunters Guild. While Mandalorians in the past were warriors, in the time of the New Republic, things have…changed, and we will leave it at that.
That means collecting bounties while traveling across the galaxy’s Outer Rim Territories, while dangerous, represents a relatively more stable existence for Mando. Taking jobs in seedy bars where high risk means high reward and success brings more opportunity is better than the alternative.
Making a name for oneself as a bounty hunter is no easy task, but his Mandalorian training and experience in battle make him an invaluable asset to the Bounty Hunters Guild: an organization that regulates the bounty hunters’ activities, assigns bounties to individuals, and ensures members follow guild rules. Running afoul of these rules can have dire consequences, so even the most hardened hunters tend to stay in line.
Very early on, you see just how good Mando is in such a complicated profession, operating with the precision and ease befitting a man with a mysterious past.
A Man of Principle
A bounty hunter with a conscience may seem like an oxymoron, but where the Creed for a Mandalorian takes precedent over guild rules, there exists a tipping point. Early in the series, Mando proves “bounty hunter” and “heartless” do not always go hand-in-hand — things are not always what they seem.
We cannot say much more than that without giving away some of the series’ more awe-inspiring moments but believe us when we say The Mandalorian is worth the watch. Mando navigates rich worlds, filled with droids, spaceships, power struggles and everything else we have come to expect from Lucasfilm, and begins to find his place in the Star Wars galaxy.
With a cup of one of The Mandalorian Collectors’ Edition Teas in your hand, watch the new season now streaming on Disney+, and let the mystery unfold.