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iittala Taika Red Mug

List: $36.99
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Enjoy a cup of coffee or a hot chocolate in the iittala Taika Red Mug. Meaning "Magic" in Finnish, the Taika pattern by Klaus Haapaniemi features fanciful foxes and ornate owls inhabiting a mysterious forest. The rich red backdrop is contrasted by detailed linework, allowing it to add a splash of excitement to your place setting. Mix and match with other iittala dinnerware collections such as Teema or Origo for a unique yet cohesive tablescape.
  • ITEM #: II-TAI500653
  • MATERIAL: Porcelain
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Thailand
  • Holds: Approximately 12 oz (35 cl)
  • Care: Freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe
  • Price for one mug

First founded as a glassworks company in 1881, iittala is now a leading company in modern Finnish design producing a range of dinnerware, glassware and art pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpane... More iittala

Klaus Haapaniemi

Designer Klaus Haapaniemi (born 1970) was dubbed one of most important rising stars in illustration and design by the international WGSN trend analysis service. After graduating as a graphic designer from the Lahti Institute of Design, Finland, the now London-based creative has had no short... More Klaus Haapaniemi

Review Summary
79 Reviews
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99% Recommend this product (78 of 79 responses)
By Brenda
beautiful red Taika mug
January 27, 2024
I appreciate prompt international delivery, professional packaging of beautiful red Taika mug.
  • price, quality and prompt international delivery
By Dennis
New Jersey
December 22, 2023
The ideal size, style and look for coffee, tea or any beverage!
  • All good
  • none
By Judit
Such a beautiful piece
June 7, 2023
Love to drink from this
By Kiran
June 6, 2023
Love these mugs
By Robert
April 2, 2023
We have had two of these mugs (1 rd, 1 blue) for many years. We accidentally chipped one and decided to expand to six (3 ea) for cheery but not formal company. We are thinking about giving friends a full set of table ware as a house warming gift. We are also considering other options for them so this is tentative.
  • all
  • none
By Rich
Bluegrass Country
Love it
February 16, 2023
Replacement for one I broke. Have three pairs (Blue, Red, White) and they are central to our 6 am coffee ritual for 10 years now!
  • Great size, comfortable to hold (stable), great design.
February 2, 2023
By Yvonne
Floodwood, Minnesota
I love it!
January 8, 2023
I'm very pleased with my purchase! The cups are a beautiful color and a perfect size! I love them!
By Ela
Perfect cup for morning coffee
December 20, 2022
It’s perfect size , beautiful design and perfect shape to hold my morning coffee.
I love this cup.
  • Look
  • Design
  • Material
  • Size
By Kirsi
Festive and elegant mug
December 17, 2022
This red Taika mug is festive and elegant for any occasion. It is definitely a great addition to Holiday season hot tea, hot chocolate or special coffee moments. I love it!
By Gordon
A Fine Mug
June 16, 2022
Sturdy, keeps its new look, comfortable handle, and a good capacity. This replaced an identical one that cracked after five years of use. The crack was probably user error.
  • comfortable handle
  • large fluid capacity
  • none
By Pat
June 5, 2022
Packed great and nice size
By Charles
cape coral, fl
Unique Artwork
April 28, 2022
Well packed. Interesting artwork. large handle for ease of use.
  • nicely fired ceramic
  • Slightly overpriced at $25.59.....because it was made Thailand, the price should be not above $ 19.99.
By Pamela
Favorite Mug
April 13, 2022
Like everyone, I have collected many mugs over the years, but this is my favorite. A few years ago Finnstyle sent me a couple of blue ones as part of a promotion, and I have always preferred them - right size, right shape, easy to hold and handle - I have small hands and arthritis in my fingers. Now I have a new coffee maker and decided to celebrate by getting 2 more of these mugs. The red color is rich and very pretty - now I have 4 and don't have to worry about availability - they wont always be in the dishwasher when I need one!
By Beaux
Lincoln, NE
Fantastic mug!
April 5, 2022
This was a gift for my sister. She loves it.
  • My sister has arthritis and this mug is easy for her to hold.
By Susan
Ohio, USA
Beautiful glaze
March 18, 2022
This is a spectacular mug!
The design is very unique and the glaze presents a depth to the animals not usually seen in ceramic.
  • Large size allows a generous portion.
  • None
By Beth
Upstate NY
Gorgeous mug!
March 2, 2022
I love this artistic mug! The size, the quality of the image, all of it!
By Cate
San Francisco
Beautiful artwork
February 22, 2022
Fell in love with this design on a recent trip to Helsinki. Beautiful mug!
By Sirpa
New Brunswick Canada
Tails Red Mug
February 5, 2022
Beautiful mug that is functional. Large finger holder well balanced. Holds ample amount of beverage. Freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe. What more can you ask. Just love it.
  • None
By Rachel
Beautiful, generously sized mugs
February 1, 2022
I ordered these to go with the salad plates and soup bowls in the same pattern and color. The mugs hold about 12 oz.--just right for tea on a cold day. I chose the pattern as Christmas china, but probably will end up using it all winter. The fine quality makes them a pleasure to hold and drink from. They're also safe to use in the microwave.
  • They were out of stock when I wanted to buy them, but FinnStyle said they'd notify me when they were available again. They ended up arriving a couple of days before the other, in-stock items. The packing kept them in perfect condition.
By Marie
Vivid color, incredible detail! Quality and magic in one. Stunning!
January 31, 2022
This mug is the perfect size and it is heavy enough. The shape is elegant. I was immediately taken by this designer's work. I had searched through hundreds of dish designs before I found his. I look forward to seeing what he may design next. This mug is very functional as well, can be microwaved, and put in dishwasher. His designs are one-of-a-kind.
  • Nice weight, good size. Easy to clean and can microwave.
By Tuulikki
Taika red mug
December 11, 2021
By Paula
December 11, 2021
Perfect for that hot chocolate after a day outside in the cold. Bought for a little seasonal cheer, there may stay in rotation all year. They make me smile.
  • Little pricey
By Helena
November 18, 2021
These red Taika mugs will bring Christmas to the house!
By Mik
Cleveland, Ohio
Perfect size for morning coffee!
May 5, 2021
I had purchased a pair of mugs in this design previously.
The color and its detailed design was so beautiful, and I really liked the bigger size mug! Thus I decided to buy another pair in different color!
By Linda
Duluth MN
The Perfect Mug
February 12, 2021
I had to get this to match a red Taikka mug I had previously purchased. I’ve also previously purchased a Taikka mug in white, which I gave as a gift. A decision I regret!
  • Great size
  • None
By E B.
New Jersey
Beautiful mug.
February 2, 2021
Carefully packed and shipped. A pleasure to use.
New York City
Italian Taika red mug
December 17, 2020
I love these mugs. I already have the blue and white mugs, and decided to add the red one. They are so pretty and the size is perfect.
  • I had never heard of your firm when I ordered the mug, but I was impressed with your clear communications and the care with which my order was packed. I also appreciated the flyer you included which listed an assortment of your products. I will be ordering from you again.
  • None.
By A
Portland, Oregon
Most beautiful mug
December 12, 2020
We own 8 of these mugs in three different colors but my favorite are the red.
Through the years we have given them to friends and family . They make great gifts.
  • Big size mug for morning coffee . Very light and beautiful to look at.
  • No cons because it?s a perfect mug.
By Linda
love my iittalla
December 3, 2020
I ordered this for my daughter for Christmas. I've been giving her a mug a year and FinnStyle was the best price I found and I received it very quickly.
  • pretty
  • none
By Andrea
Brooklyn, NY
The PERFECT Collection of Mugs
December 3, 2020
We first received the iittala Taika White mugs years ago and one of them last year sadly broke. This year for Christmas I purchased not only the replacement white one I also purchased one red and one navy. My fiance needed a new mug and I just couldn't resist. I am IN LOVE with these mugs. They are the perfect size and are gorgeous to look at. I hope you buy won't regret it.
  • Size, look and quality.
  • NONE!
By Ann
Stunning beautiful and proper size
November 9, 2020
A great gift item because it it showcases Finnish design, is stunningly beautiful and is throughly practical. Everyone loves a nice big coffe/tea mug, this one is 4 dl yet tall & elegant. Also sturdy and steady - will not tip unless you really slam the table.
  • big, 4 dl
  • sturdy
  • gorgeous
  • pricey
Okemos, MI
Great color, quality materials
July 2, 2020
I have the blue Taika mugs and ordered this to add variety. Great for Christmas but I use it through the year. I love the shape and the quality.
By Barbara
March 30, 2020
Beautiful mug for everyday and a special fit for the Christmas holidays!
  • Arrived quickly and packed extremely well!
By Susan
Washington, DC
Love it!
January 28, 2020
I already have three other Taika mugs in different colors as well as several Taika bowls. I love the pattern, and was happy to find that I could get this red one to round out the mug colors I have. This mug holds the perfect (to me) amount of coffee --using 12 oz of water for a single-serve cup of coffee. These Taika pieces are actually "happy", and others have told me how much they like them. They were packed very well when sent so that there wouldn't have been any chance of chips or breaks.
By Richard
Great mug!
December 2, 2019
This is a gorgeous mug and I love the red holiday color!
By Marja
Bend, Oregon
Christmas mug. Joulumuki.
December 1, 2019
A perfect Christmas mug. I am giving it to my American friend as a Christmas gift. I love the design.
Who is the designer? It is supposed to be made by Iiittala. The sticker says it was made in Thailand.
If it had been made in Finland, like I thought when I purchased it, I had given 5 stars.
By Annika
Landenberg, PA
another gorgeous mug
November 12, 2019
I now have a set of the blue, red and white of this mug and they are all beautiful. As with the others, the photographs cannot do justice to how gorgeous and alluring the glaze is. The red is deep and rich. The shape of the mug is elegant and the size is perfect.
  • beautiful, delightful, original
  • none
By Vicki
Weare, NH
The Red Taika Mug -- Perfect for Christmas tea
January 5, 2019
I own the white and black, the blue, and the white Taika mugs. They are all beautiful. But the red Taika mug certainly is more festive. Perfect for Christmas and also for Valentine's Day morning hot chocolate, tea, or whatever.
  • Quality, size, design, and beautiful color.
  • None
By Yukari
Dayton, OH
Lovely in person
December 9, 2018
I bought this for Christmas gift. Mug is lovely and good size (bigger than I thought) in person. Bright beautiful red color. Well packaged.
By Sue E.
Mountlake Terrace, WA
My favorite mug shape and size.
December 8, 2018
I own this mug in a few colors. I love the size and shape. The red is as pleasing as the others and festive!
By anna
good size, lightweight, very stylish
November 24, 2018
great size, feels good in the hand
came good packaged, everything in one piece
By aira
Red Taika mug
January 20, 2018
Beautiful .... brings a smile to one's face
  • None
By Marcy
Portland, Oregon
Great mug!
January 20, 2018
I love this mug! In December I was sent the Taika 10 year anniversary mug in this collection and was hooked! This one is a little thicker, just slightly, than the anniversary mug I originally fell in love with. I am very pleased to have this one as part of the collection. I will def buy more of them!
By Ann
Good Purchase
January 19, 2018
The red taika mug arrived promptly and in perfect condition. It was a replacement for one ordered from another source which arrived chipped and unusable. The large capacity of the mugs are perfect for our morning cappacinos.
By Jersey G.
Voorhees, NJ
January 13, 2018
This mug is gorgeous, and it is perfect for that double dose of morning coffee or tea. It microwaves well (doesn’t get too hot), and is dishwasher safe too.

Love it! I’ll be back for more. Thank you, Finnstyle!
By Heidi
Columbus, Ohio
Prompt and Well Priced
January 8, 2018
After Bed Bath and Beyond sent me a gray tote instead of my ordered Iittala mug, I turned to Finnstyle. My order arrived quickly with the correct merchandise and at a very reasonable price for this pattern. When I need more pieces I will turn to Finnstyle first.
By Donna
Beautiful mugs
January 7, 2018
I love these ittala Taika red mugs. Lovely design, nice feel in your hand while drinking tea. And they look lovely in my black and tan kitchen!
By Sherilyn
St George, Utah
December 22, 2017
Beautiful and functional
By Carola
Bernards, NJ
Love it!
December 21, 2017
I think Taika mugs are great!
By Nina
Bring a little Folklore to your Teatime
December 16, 2017
I have been a huge fan of the Taika design ever since it first launched. My father bought two of these for me and my partner on our first Christmas-in-the-US to help ease the home sickness and bring a little Finnish design to our home. Beautiful good quality porcelain, sturdy cups, good quality printing and design with an excellent depth of colors.

We mix it with the deep red Teema for the holidays.

My favorite tea mug by far.
By Sheila
Red ittala taka mug
December 27, 2016
I love the red cup for a festive feel for the holidays! The pattern is magical and makes me happy!
By Margaret
San Mateo, Ca
Nice addition to your Taika set. Taller and narrower than most mugs.
December 23, 2016
I got this as a gift. It works with Teema and of course the Taika dinnerware. Personally, I prefer the proportions of the Teema large mugs and Marimekko mugs. This mug is tall and narrow, larger than the Teema and Marimekko mugs. Nice if you like larger mugs, or already have the Taika set. However, I won't be buying more as I prefer the size and shape of Teema and Marimekko mugs.
By Valerie
Taika Ted Mug
December 10, 2016
Beautiful mug with a generous size. Bought it for my niece to go with the Taika red pitcher I bought her last year.
  • Pretty
  • Pricey
By Merja
Dacula, GA
Love this Taika Cup!
November 7, 2016
I love the look of this Taika cup!! Would love to own all the colors!!
  • Large enough cup
  • Beautiful color
By Jo-Ellen
Hawley, PA
Excellent Product and Service
March 29, 2016
I knew what to expect when I ordered this mug, having ordered another in a different color recently. The mug was very carefully packed and arrived within a few days of ordering. It was just as pretty as pictured. I can only speak for these mugs -- but the quality of the item and service I find to be excellent.
By Heike
Lovely mugs
March 3, 2016
Great product, fast shipping
By Margit H.
Taunton, Ma
Iittala Mug
February 6, 2016
Make your favorite cold-weather beverage session a little bit more stylish this winter! I love the bold red color. My husband loves using this oversized mug for his favorite butternut squash soup.
By Nancy
Just right mug
February 6, 2016
Just right larger size mug of sturdy, shiny, high quality porcelain.
By Suzanne
Rochester, New York
Perfect mug
January 29, 2016
I am absolutely delighted with this product. It's just the size I've been looking for and the Finnish folklore design is a pleasure to behold. Most cups are awkward to hold, some are top heavy and tipsy, some handles are too large or too small for my hands. Some have rims that are curled and difficult to drink from. This cup has none of those defects! And it holds a good cup and half of liquid.
By Louise
Twin Falls, ID, USA
January 19, 2016
Easy ordering. Fast shipping. Beautiful cups!
By Pam
Boston, MA
Love the color and size
January 9, 2016
The large Ittala mugs are real addition to our mornings. The color is just wonderful
By Sini
Palm City, FL
Beautiful mug
December 28, 2015
I love these mugs. I bought the blue ones in Finland and when I saw the red ones on sale at FinnStyle they were less expensive than the ones I bought in Finland .
By Kathy
Portland OR
iittala Taika Red Mug
December 11, 2015
Once I decided to get the dinner and salad/dessert plates in this wonderful pattern, I decided to get the mugs rather than the cups & saucers. They are beautifully styled and ample in size. I intend to use them at a holiday get-together for hot spiced cider. Will be handy to have all year round.
By Aaron
Chicago, Illinois
Pretty mug
November 7, 2015
Very pretty mug that fits well in the hand. Shipped quickly and was protected well
By Zanna
San Francisco, CA
Fabulous Mug!
November 3, 2015
I was so pleased when I received the Taika mug. Not only is the pattern bright and fun but the mug is substantial. The thickness of the porcelain is perfect and adds just enough weight to the mug. The height accommodates enough of one's drink while still being able to keep hands warm around the mug. The only con is the price but then again it's Iittala so the quality is renowned. I've had smaller Iittala mugs for over 12 years without one chip and everyday use.
By Martha
Milwaukee, WI
fun, functional, and folkloric
February 7, 2015
I didn't know iittala Taika existed in red until I found it on Finn Style. I took this mug to work, and it is a pleasure empty or filled with tea. Simply looking at it and turning it in my hand makes me happy!
  • Beautiful, and the glossy interior has so far been resistant to staining from the I drink throughout the day.
By Allen
Red Hill South, Victoria, Australia.
I just can't drink that much!
February 4, 2015
Such a beautiful mug but unfortunately way oversize at 14oz
  • beautiful colour and design
  • just too big
By Rhonda
Twin Cities, MN
Ittala Taika Red mug - love it
February 3, 2015
I have three Taika mugs now, a blue, white and red one. The red color is exceptional, love the design, size and durability of this mug. I use them as my everyday mug and love the red option. I hope this is not a temporary seasonal mug as the color is great. Thanks for having such a high quality product.
By Karen
January 27, 2015
This mug is a perfect compliment to the red Taika place settings.
Twin Cities, MN
Gift for family ..
January 18, 2015
My sister has admired mine like this. I hope she will enjoy these as next hostess gift when we visit.
By Loretta
Taika Red
January 13, 2015
Arrived well packed, no breakage
  • Favorite design, bright colors
  • none
By Torry
Perfect size coffee mug
January 11, 2015
Finally the perfect morning cup of coffee size! Sturdy and beautiful.
By Anne
Wethersfield, CT
Great to complete my set
December 24, 2014
I have the blue and white,mugs but was frustrated last year when this Christmas limited edition ran out. Not sure why this isn't available year round -- maybe it costs more to produce.
  • Great size and design
  • Available briefly once a year in December?
By Danish L.
United States
It makes me smile
December 18, 2014
The product is perfect. The design is lovely.
  • The plethora of labels is beyond annoying - on each piece, two you can see and an invisible one that broke two fingernails to get off.
  • And it wasn't made in Finnland.
By PamS
Ithaca, NY
Red is my new favorite Taika color
December 11, 2014
Intricate and lovely designs are offset vividly by the red background. Truly magical.
  • Makes a very unique gift
  • None
By shar
St Paul MN
Beautiful well made mug
December 5, 2014
Comfortable to hold, seemingly well made, beautiful shade of red.
  • For me the main attraction of the Taika dishes is the red fox/deer creature. It blends in a bit with the background red. For that reason I'd order a blue or white background mug next time. Still, it's a gorgeous festive mug.
By Judy
St Louis Park MN
Beautiful design, excellent quality, fun color!
February 26, 2013
I very much enjoy the Taika design: I have two blue and two white mugs, and now two red ones. It's a pleasure to choose the color I want each morning.

Now I'm waiting for the red coffee cups, because I want to have the same color choices with them--I already have two blue and two white coffee cups/saucers.
  • design
  • quality
  • color
By Christine
New York
Taika Red Mug
February 22, 2013
The red taika is my favorite. The red is intense and makes the design pop out.
WIth my blue and white mug, they look lovely together.
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