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It’s tea time: Treat yourself to a winter tea break at VIVA!

January 12, 2011

  • The VIVA world of indulgence offers its customers a tea break with finest quality beverages
  • Eight new different types of tea will be available at OMV filling stations with VIVA from January 31, 2011
  • VIVA tea will also be available “to go” in innovative drinking cups with a patented lid system to enable you to enjoy your tea while on the road
  • Tea has many benefits for both body and soul

From January 31, 2011 there will be yet another reason to stop at an OMV filling station with VIVA: the new VIVA tea range that will include eight new delicious varieties of the finest quality tea – an indulgence that’s not just for tea lovers. All of the high-quality leaf-tea varieties will also be available “to go” in a drinking cup that comes with a patented lid system and is exclusively available from VIVA.

Austrians drink around two cups of tea on average per day. The VIVA world of indulgence supports this trend by offering tea lovers a new, high-quality range of teas. “The new VIVA teas are a great addition to VIVA world of indulgence,” believes Harald Joichl, Head of OMV’s Filling Station Business in Austria and Germany. “This is because a tea break at VIVA during a tiring drive is ideal for our most discerning customers who are always on the road and who wish to enjoy a peaceful moment at VIVA world of indulgence. A tea break offers customers a chance to relax and recharge their batteries.”

Eight ways to enjoy VIVA tea
If you stop for a tea break at VIVA, you’ll have a choice of eight different types of intensely flavoured black, herbal or fruit teas. The selection includes English Breakfast, Earl Grey, green tea, camomile tea, peppermint tea, raspberry fruit tea, a herbal tea called Feel Relaxed (a harmonious mix of rooibos and lemon balm) and chai. Chai is traditionally made from black tea with different spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It promotes inner purity and also helps you to relax.

Speeding up by slowing down
As well as having a unique aroma, black and green teas are particularly beneficial for the body and soul. The main active substances of tea are caffeine and tannins, and depending on the time of infusion they can have two opposing effects on the body: tired bodies are revived and stressed people are able to relax. But minerals, polyphenols and vitamins also have positive effects and can help prevent diseases that are common in today’s society. Natural teas can also alleviate or balance out the additional stresses that are caused by today’s lifestyles.

Enjoy a steaming cup of tea even when on the road
So that you can also enjoy a delicious cup of hot tea when you’re on the go, the eight new VIVA tea varieties are also available “to go” in double-sided drinking cups with a patented lid system. This enables the cups to be handled easily without any spillage. Previously, coffee-to-go always had the edge over tea when it came to ease of use as the tea bag had to be disposed of separately after a few minutes of infusion time. The new lid system means that the tea bag can be left in the water to suit each individual taste, and is then pulled out of the hot drink by means of a cardboard flap that is integrated with the lid. The tea bag is then stored in a special compartment within the lid. Once the tea has been drunk, the cup and tea bag can easily be disposed of in one go. The to-go drinking cups with patented lid system are exclusively available at all VIVA worlds of indulgence across Austria.

Best quality for unrivalled enjoyment
The VIVA world of indulgence seeks to maintain high standards at all times and offers fresh, high-quality products to indulge those with the most discerning tastes. “We only use high-grade leaf tea for our eight new tea varieties to ensure outstanding quality. Every separate serving of tea is sealed in a transparent, tear-proof nylon bag to retain the aroma,” said Joichl.
But VIVA does not leave coffee and hot-chocolate drinkers out in the cold. VIVA uses 100% Arabica coffee beans for its coffee specialities, while high-quality WMF coffee machines make excellent espressos, cappuccinos and latte macchiatos, among other coffee varieties. For further information about OMV filling stations with VIVA please visit:

Background information:

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
With Group sales of EUR 17.92 bn and a workforce of 34,676 employees in 2009, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. As the leading energy Group in the European growth belt, OMV is active in Refining & Marketing (R&M) in 12 countries. In Exploration & Production (E&P) OMV is active in 17 countries on four continents. In Gas & Power (G&P) OMV sells approximately 13 bcm gas per year. Through its 2,000 km long gas pipeline network in Austria G&P transports approximately 75 bcm gas annually. OMV’s Central European Gas Hub is with around 23 bcm annual trading volume one of the most important gas hubs in Continental Europe.

OMV is the leading energy Group in the European growth belt with oil and gas reserves of approximately 1.19 bn boe, daily production of around 316,000 boe in Q3/10 and an annual refining capacity of approximately 26 mn t. OMV now has 2,310 filling stations as of Q3/10. The market share of the group in the R&M business segment in the Danube Region is now 20%.

OMV further strengthened its leading position in the European growth belt through the acquisition of a majority stake in Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business.

Under its 3plus strategy, OMV combines the strengths of its E&P, G&P and R&M business units in order to ensure that it provides the best possible supply service to its three core markets of Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe and Turkey. OMV uses the synergies that result from the combination of these strengths to extend its supply chain from oil and gas through to electricity and eventually renewable energy.

OMV is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and an active supporter to the values enshrined in its Code of Conduct. These include a strong sense of responsibility towards the social and natural environment, especially in economically weak regions. OMV continuously addresses economic, environmental and social issues related to its business in a responsible manner. The Company reports on its activities in a sustainability report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines. This report is published at the same time as the annual report.

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