Tea has been a tradition for most cultures for the past 5000 years. Tea is the social lubricant for human social interactions and for celebratory ceremonies, gesture of hospitality and goodwill. It’s the go-to beverage to relax and reflect on precious moments. At VIVA, we honour and value the importance of this ancient tradition. And so, we strive to modernize these traditions and take them to new heights, allowing to pass them on to cur- rent and future generations to maintain its endless values.

Our mission is to inspire the world to relax and feel better with the perfect tea experience, every single time.

Founder and CEO Peng Lin

Our mission is to inspire the world to relax and feel better with the perfect tea experience, every single time.

Founder and CEO Peng Lin

Business Model

How does VIVA disrupt the way the world drinks tea?

VIVA disrupts the market by being a tea-centric brand, solely dedicated to securing a consistently perfect tea experience for its consumers. VIVA achieves this by dissecting and studying all aspects of the experience. This entails innovation and world-class artisanship when it comes to beautifully designed tea accessories. VIVA sources the most exceptional and de-licate tea leaves and blends available around the globe. And finally, VIVA selects simplified eco-sustainable materials when it comes to product and packaging. In short, VIVA disrupts the market by being consumer-centric, treating tea as a unique personalized experience rather than a commodity.

Our Values

Integrity, Innovation, Beauty, Passion, Respect, Positivity

VIVA offers everything to relax, reflect or socialize over the perfect tea serving. We started with the perfect teapot, from there we created a full range of tea accessories for different social interactions, styles, personalities and colour palettes. At VIVA we don’t simply produce drinking vessels. In fact, behind every cup, strainer, or teapot we dedicate a significant amount of time and resources in research and development with nothing but our tea lovers’ needs in mind, reflecting our Scandinavian design roots and cosines. From the size of the spout to the fine patterns of the infuser, using premium sustainable materials and world-class craftsmanship, our products are made to last. We consistently push ourselves to achieve the perfect, holistic tea experience.


Peng Lin, VIVA’s Founder, CEO and Tea Lover, grew up in Aar-hus, Denmark and previously owned a software company. In September 2010, Peng wondered why it’s seemingly compli-cated to find fine tea and similarly difficult to find aesthetically pleasing tea-ware to compliment the fine tea it carries.

He had a vision and aspiration to revitalise the traditions of tea and cultivating a modernized and elevated experience. And rightly so, he began from the ground up by running a successful houseware factory, which over the years has be-come the go-to supplier for luxury houseware brands around the world. Capitalizing on his extensive experience with man-ufacturing and supplying for these brands, he launched VIVA products to fill a market gap of premium tea-centric drinkware and accessories.

Shortly after, Peng partnered with a group of leading product designers in Denmark, creating beautifully crafted pieces that are highly cherished and enjoyed by tea lovers.

The Team

VIVA is a tea company founded in Denmark in 2010. Today, it is headquartered in downtown Toronto with designers around the world and a production facility in China.


Our management team is made out of skilled professionals from different geographical and professional backgrounds, yet with one thing in common, and it's their love of tea and beautiful design.

  • Peng Lin Founder & CEO
  • Kees van Elderen Managing Partner Europe
  • Andy Gao General Manager APAC
  • Mette Jiao CFO China


Design is the foundation of good experience. It is the aes-thetics that make a product timeless in your home and it’s the functionality and choice of material that make a product en-joyable and durable. It is the technical innovation that brews the best taste. Over the years, VIVA has won several design awards for its product introductions.

  • Nina Bruun
  • Murken Hansen
  • Thor Høy
  • Svend Onø
  • Erica Friedman

Our Favorites

Tea blending is the combination of different teas together to achieve the final product.