Sunday, 2 August 2015
There are many people coming to the Unjong Tea Shop, Changjon Street in the centre of Pyongyang, the capital of DPRK.
The respected Marshal Kim Jong Un who visited the Unjong Tea Shop in May Juche 101(2012) looked back with deep emotions that the shop was associated with the warm love of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il who were anxious to have our people enjoy varied famous tea.
President Kim Il Sung who ever concerned about the world’s best tea for our people personally planted the tea seedlings sent from other countries as gift one year to raise them for testing in his own garden.
And he sent them to the Academy of Agricultural Science for their acclimatization.
The agricultural scientists made repeated researches to acclimate the tea plants which were permeated with his warm love for the people, and thus succeeded in selecting new breeds adapted for the Korean climate.
Therefore the tea plant of new breed which is said to be grown only in the southern regions was increased by the cultivation area step by step under the initiative and detailed guidance of President Kim Il Sung.
In May Juche 98(2009) Chairman Kim Jong Il was satisfied to see the tea produced at the tea plantation, saying that it tasted very good and how President Kim Il Sung would have been pleased with it.
And he named it “Unjong Tea” to hand down to posterity President Kim Il Sung’s benevolent love on the tea.
Chairman Kim Jong Il saw to it that many tea shops were set up in Pyongyang and other parts of the country in order to have all the people enjoy the tea which tells President Kim Il Sung’s love.
Today the tea shops are thriving with the people who like drinking the Unjong tea everywhere in Korea.