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iittala Taika White / Black Mug - Set of 4
iittala Taika White / Black Mug - Set of 4
iittala Taika White / Black Mug - Set of 4
iittala Taika White / Black Mug - Set of 4

iittala Taika White / Black Mug - Set of 4

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Fanciful characters and exceptional natural elements make up the basis of design for Taika. The energetic design features a stream of mythical creatures as well as fascinating and meticulous detail. A striking combination of black on white creates a grand and majestic look.
  • ITEM #: II-TAI-BWMug-set-4
  • MATERIAL: Porcelain
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in US
  • Care: Freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe
  • Price for a set of 4 mugs

You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... 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

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100% Recommend this product (103 of 103 responses)
By Annika
Landenberg, PA
November 12, 2019
beautiful mug
These mugs are more beautiful than the pictures can convey. They have an a luminous blue glaze. The whimsical animals are intriguing and fun. Everybody always gravitates to this mug in my eclectic collection of coffee cups. My sister liked this one so much that I got her and her husband a set - the blue along with the gorgeous red one
Prosbeautiful, unique, great size, comfortable handle
By P A.
SF Bay Area
September 28, 2019
Pretty and capacious
Lovely cup and I like the 16 oz capacity - hard to find.
By Marcia
July 9, 2019
Taika mug
What a wonderful mug! I just love it . The enchanting, magical design makes my morning coffee (and my evening tea) feel special. Also, shipping was fast and secure. Thank you.
By Svetlana
Cleveland OH
April 7, 2019
Love it
Love these mugs
By Svetlana
Cleveland OH
April 7, 2019
Love it
Love these mugs
By Beata
Upper Saddle River, NJ
March 27, 2019
Perfect mug
We love this mugs, I have few in other colors and after years of washing it in a dishwasher they still look gorgeous. Very well made, perfect size, just right for your morning coffee.
ProsDesign, size, durability
By Janet
Alpine, CA
February 20, 2019
Great mug!
It’s large but not heavy and thin lipped. Perfectly balanced so the mug does not hang back in your hand when holding. Superior craftsmanship. Great for morning coffee with cream. Classic black and white design. Perfect in every way! So glad I read the other customer reviews. Thank you!
By Gerry
Portland, OR
February 3, 2019
What a wonderful gift!
This mug is beautiful and whimsical. Now I want one for myself after seeing it arrive (very well- insulated,

It's for my daughter, who sells tea and teapots online (, and I know she'll also love it.

By Barbara
San Diego
January 26, 2019
Beautiful mug!
By Yukari
Dayton, OH
December 9, 2018
Lovely and nice size in person
I bought this for Christmas gift. Mug is lovely and good size (bigger than I thought) in person. Nice and chic blue color. Well packaged.
By anna
new york
November 24, 2018
very winter holiday mug
great size, feels good in the hand
came good packaged, everything in one piece
By Michelle
Monmouth, IL
November 23, 2018
This is my new favorite mug. It’s a beautiful piece of artwork that you can drink from. I love it so much I bought 2 more for my friends. Cheers!
By Pia
PA - Pennsylvania
October 14, 2018
A college friend from Finland was visiting, and she brought some of these as gifts. We loved them and purchased more. The mug is the perfect size for those of us who drink more than just one little cup of coffee a day! The feel of the handle is great, the colors amazing. I love everything about this mug!
By Sonja
Eureka, Ca
August 5, 2018
This coffee cup is absolutely beautiful and a perfect size for sipping a nice steaming cup of coffee or a creamy, soothing hot cocoa.
By Pirjo
June 4, 2018
Proud to give a Taika Mug
I wanted to give something special from Finland to a friend in the US. I chose Taika Mug. It is unique, it is different and it is beautiful. Some time ago I sent some Taika dinner ware as a wedding gift for a young couple in the US. I live in Finland and FinnStyle in Minnesota is such an easy way to send Finnish gifts to friends.
By Eliz~
April 20, 2018
I love it!
Perfect size and beautiful!
Prosgood size
By Eiz~
April 20, 2018
I drink out of it every day! Its so pretty!
ProsGood size!
By Kaori
Oakland, CA
March 5, 2018
Best mug I've ever owned
Everything about this it's perfect. The shape, the color, the feel...
I bought this one and the white for day and night use, but now that they became my husband's favorite mug too I have to get another set. In fact I might just I'll replace all our mugs to these ones so I can make sure I start and end my day with perfect cups of coffee and tea the way I like.
By Kaori
Richmond, CA
March 5, 2018
Worth every penny.
Everything about this mug is amazing - it holds enough amount of liquid and the handle is just perfect.
I bought this mug because of the shape of it, but the pattern is as attractive. Because of that I had to get other dinnerware from this collection so my kitchen feel united, and I'm glad I did!
By Sue E.
Mountlake Terrace, WA
January 4, 2018
Lovely, perfect size and shape.
These are lovely mugs. The perfect size and shape,. Very comfortable to hold.
By Mark
December 8, 2017
A work of art
Artful design, rich colors in a coffee mug! Bought a pair and makes us happy each time we use them.
Prompt shipping.
By Carola
Basking Ridge NJ
November 30, 2017
Love them!
By Jill
Tacoma, WA
September 3, 2017
Beautiful, durable
These mugs are the perfect size with a comfortable handle. They have the heft of a mug but have a more delicate rim that is much nicer to drink from. The finish is glossy and gorgeous. I've owned a set of red Taika mugs for 8 years and used them daily, and none has ever chipped or shown any flaws. I'm buying more in blue because they are the only mugs that anyone in my household wants to use.
By Mary
Seattle WA
April 4, 2017
Love this design
Purchased the mug to complete my set. The dark blue color is dramatic and sets a beautiful table
By Nancy
March 7, 2017
Beautiful Takia Blue Mugs
Love my new mugs. Used them at my book club and everyone thought they were lovely.
By Ashley
Raleigh, NC
March 1, 2017
Such an art piece
They look more beautiful when you actually see.
Like them with latte, warmed milk, milk tea and so on.
By Vicki
Dallas, Texas
January 21, 2017
Love these!
Love these!
By Julie
December 8, 2016
Unique, quality cups
We already had a couple of these and they are so wonderful we needed more! Very durable, dishwasher safe, and interesting. Highly recommend.
By Sharon
November 30, 2016
Love the design and colors. Perfect size for morning coffee.
By Ashley
Honolulu, HI
November 14, 2016
Soft, solid, beautifully painted.
I love the look and feel of this mug. The colors are really pretty, and, depending on your monitor, probably pretty close to what you see on the screen.
By Beverly D.
San Francisco, CAlifornia
November 3, 2016
This mug was a gift to my niece and her children. They are very happy to drink milk, coffee and cocoa from the new mug.
By Bette
Westminster, Mass
April 10, 2016
Love my Taika mugs
Vibrant colors to brighten the kitchenware . Being an avid tea drinker, I appreciate the generous size of the mug without it being awkward or cumbersome. These mugs hold the heat better than cheaper mugs. I will definitely order more!
By Kaarina
Fargo, ND
March 7, 2016
Love it
Great free gift, use it all the time! Beautiful cup!!
By JP H.
December 2, 2015
Makes my coffee taste better
I love this design and have the dinnerware. I broke a cup so needed to replace it and FinnStyle had the best price, best shipping and all my orders from them always come packaged so carefully.
ConsThe Handsel Group
By Helena
Huntsville, Texas
October 26, 2015
Great gift
I bought a set of six Taika cups as a birthday present. The cups are lovely, and the recipient was extremely pleased.
By Grandma J.
Hawley, PA
September 29, 2015
100% Satisfaction
My brother-in-law gave me one of his two iittala Taika Blue Mugs, which I had admired. I sent ordered a second one from FinnStyle so that I would have one for my husband as well as myself. It arrived well-packed and in just a couple of days. I could not want better service.
By Diane
Stillwater, MN
August 16, 2015
Beautiful and durable.
I have purchased several of these mugs. Great "folky" pattern; beautiful colors. Amazingly durable, they're in and out of the dishwasher every day. Will definitely purchase more.
By Ann S.
Richmond, VA
August 2, 2015
Gorgeous Mug 2
See review of blue mug. Love it!
By Ann S.
Richmond, VA
August 2, 2015
I love it. Beautiful design and well made. The customer service was great! A very satisfied customer!
By Dave
Christchurch, New Zealand
July 4, 2015
Beautiful mug!
I received this for free as a deal when buying a Toikka bird. It's stunning - will buy more shortly!
By Mary S.
Bellingham WA
June 19, 2015
iittala Taika White/Blue Mugs are delightful
I have several patterns of iittala dishes and this is one of my favorites. The design is cheerful and the shape is very comfortable to hold and drink from. We use these large mugs for our evening coffee (decaf!) virtually every day.
By A J.
April 6, 2015
i like the design on this mug. It does keep drinks hot ,which is nice. However, it is too tall for my single serve coffee maker . I thought others might want to know that. It is a good quality mug.
ProsKeeps drinks warm
Constoo tall for my single serve Kcup coffee maker
By Linda
March 4, 2015
These mugs are my favourite!
The colours and comfort are highly recommended!
By Emma
Washington DC
February 20, 2015
Perfect for a large mug of tee.
I collect Iittala Taika and have several of these mugs. Highly recommend these.
By Susan
Haverhill, MA
February 16, 2015
This mug is gorgeous. The fanciful creatures depicted are delightful. My partner uses it at work, where it is readily distinguishable from others' coffee mugs.
Twin Cities, MN
January 18, 2015
Now have all three colors...
Happy to have blue mugs to use with my red and white ones.
ProsSuperior heat retention without being thick & heavy. Handle fits large fingers & hands. Favorite mugs ever!
By Hanna
Melrose, MA
January 10, 2015
It is a magical beauty!
It is a magical beauty! I would recommend this item to my friends!!
By J B.
Costa Mesa, CA
January 10, 2015
Fun mugs...
Fun mugs arrived very well packed and in good shape. The mugs are nice quality and so fun to look at. All in all, avery easy transaction.
By PamS
December 11, 2014
Simple yet elegant in black on white
Second set I have purchased as an Xmas gift.
ProsNice these are sold as a set.
ConsThere are pictures of the mugs on the package . The black set came in the light blue box but had the black mugs inside thankfully.
By Shar
St Paul MN
December 5, 2014
Beautiful, well made mug
Beautiful, comfortable to hold, seemingly well made.
By Helen
Mesa, AZ
November 18, 2014
ittala mug
Love it! It is adding to my collection.
By Finnish L.
Toledo, IL
October 27, 2014
Great mugs!
I love this whimsical design. These mugs are hearty but graceful...a pleasure to use.
By Anna
Washington DC
September 17, 2014
Iittala Taika mug
Love Taika mugs and ordered more. Year after years you put those in to dishwasher/micro/ oven, and can't see any damage. Finnish style, Finnish quality. Arrived well backed.
By Diane
United States
August 16, 2014
Great color!
Love this pattern even more than I thought I would. Will order more pieces. Mug is comfortably ample size. Holds heat well.
By Donna C.
Sycamore, Ohio
August 15, 2014
love this mug
Ordered this white mug along with the blue one. Loved them so much, I ordered a second pair!
By Donna C.
Sycamore, Ohio
August 15, 2014
love this mug
Beautiful mug, large volume, holds up to dishwasher cleaning. Ordered a second one!
By Cindy
Sitka, Alaska
August 9, 2014
Whimsical, beautiful
By Judy
Baldwin, NY
August 5, 2014
I ordered this in the white/blue as well as the blue and love them both. The rich blue color reminds me of nightime in the forest and is quite beautiful. These are large mugs and hold alot, but you don't have to fill them up unless you want to. They are oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.
By Judy
Baldwin, NY
August 5, 2014
I love the beautiful forest design of this mug in the blue on white as well as the blue. It washes up nicely and can be used for hot or cold drinks. The mugs are quite large but you don't have to fill it up all the way. It's oven, microwave. freezer, and dishwasher safe.
By Sarah
August 5, 2014
Littalia Blue Mugs
Beautiful , unusual mugs; ariived quickly and well packed.
By Kristine
Austin, Texas
June 30, 2014
This makes me happy!
Lifting the cup to my lips, I smile!
ProsNice and heavy, colors are bold, serving size is sufficient for the repeated cups of coffee that get me through my day.
Consoh, too expensive....but I obviously loved it enough I bought it anyway!
By virginia
St. Paul
June 30, 2014
Coffee tastes better
This cup makes the coffee taste better! Great size. Perfect handle.
By anne E.
May 24, 2014
Adding to my collection
I have the white mug and still want the red one, but was happy to find the blue. I love the folktale fantasy motifs -- very nice to contemplate when relaxing with a hot beverage.
Prosgood size
Conshas any quality been lost by producing in Thailand? Or were they always made there?
By John
Edmonton, Alberta
March 7, 2014
Great mugs
Beautiful mugs, very pleased with how quickly we received product .
By Tobi
Kitchener, Ontario
January 30, 2014
Love these mugs
I bought 2 of these mugs at a shop in Vienna, Austria. Because I love them so much, I ordered 4 through this site. They arrived promptly and undamaged (good packing!). I am very pleased to have them and am pleased with the service. Thanks.
Pros- good packaging - prompt service - beautiful mugs
By Kim
Saint Paul, MN
January 15, 2014
Love this mug!
Colour and design are gorgeous. I love this design and am definitely going to get more. Packing and shipping amazing from FinnStyle.
By Vi H.
Horseheads, NY
December 22, 2013
Very nice.
Beautiful. It is larger than most mugs which is a very good feature. Colors are gorgeous.
By Mindy
Oakland, CA
December 6, 2013
Love it
Makes me happy in the morning!
By Julie S.
Western Wisconsin
December 3, 2013
Love iittala!
Love these mugs. Now I have one of each color. Arrived in perfect condition. Fast shipping. Plus price was right!
By Julie S.
eau claire wi
November 22, 2013
Love These!
I bought 3 of them and paid full price, bought the black and white one on sale. I adore these mugs. They are a perfect size for a serious coffee drinker like myself. I adore the Taika line. I wish I could buy more of the other pieces. Perhaps someday. I would also prefer if they were made in Finland rather than Taiwan, but so goes the world...
By Miranda
Los Angeles, California
October 23, 2013
Perfect coffee mug!
These are our favorite coffee mugs, and I decided to buy more. Indeed we may phase out all other mugs. They are the perfect size, meaning large, but are comfortable to hold and not too heavy. Also, they seem to maintain the heat of the coffee better than most mugs.
ProsLarge but not overly heavy Comfortable in the hand Keeps beverage warm for a long time
ConsWhimsical design - some will love, others may not love it
By Merjs
Albany, NY
August 17, 2013
Taika Mug
Just love the design on this mug. It is absolutely beautiful.
By Maria
Rocklin CA
April 23, 2013
Taika Mug (blue)
I have Taika mugs purchased from Finland and this matches perfectly.
By Nancy
Manhattan Beach, CA
April 17, 2013
Love this cup!
This cup is so beautiful that it makes my coffe or tea taste better just being in it. I love it!!
ProsSturdy, big, whimsical, and beautiful colors and pattern.
By cindy
velva, North Dakota
April 17, 2013
Fun Finn Mugs
My husband loves a large steaming mug of coffee, so it was very fun to use these new mugs. He noticed right away we had "new dishes". Not so. ittala Taika is Dinnerware--Not dishes!!!
ProsLove the bright colors and the mix of Fox and Owl prints that match my dinner plates.
By Cindy
velva, North Dakota
April 17, 2013
Fun Finn Mugs!!
Love these mugs!
ProsBeautiful addition to my dinnerware set
By Christine
New York
February 22, 2013
Taika White Mug
I love the Taika Mugs. I have them in red, blue and white. The size and feel of the cup allow for a hearty cup. I got rid of all my different mugs to just have these elegant and vibrant ones.
By Christine
New York
February 22, 2013
Taika Blue Mug
I love the shape and size of this cup without mentioning the design. It's an intense cobalt blue with a lovely design.
By Jennifer
Lakeland, FL
December 30, 2012
Our favorite mug in the pantry
I love this mug and always grab for it over others. We don't even have the mugs that match our dishes...we have an eclectic assortment of fave's and this is our favorite of them.
ProsBeautiful and unique
By Joanne
December 15, 2012
Taika mug
Generous size and comfortable handle are perfect for coffee or hot chocolate.
ProsI enjoy the whimsical, stylized nature scenes.
By Pasi
Canberra, A.C.T
December 6, 2012
The perfect mug?
These mugs are gorgeous and very well made. They don't chip easily (not at all so far!) They are a great size for tea and coffee and have the perfect heft. Importantly, they are not too delicate, but not chunky either.
ProsImage Size That I can collect the different colours!
By Kathy
Adelaide, Australia
August 18, 2012
Beautiful Taika Mugs
These mugs are just beautiful in every way - the perfect mug for drinking from and I love the design. The quality is excellent. I saw the whole range when I was in Finland and loved it all - was just a bit too hard to carry back to Oz, so was very happy to find them online! I will be back for more!!!
ConsAbsolutely nothing!
By parishongkong
san diego, CA
August 2, 2012
Wonderful, perfect mug.
The design is fabulous. I had been looking for just the right mug for literally years. I am delighted with the purchase and plan to add other pieces. The size and weight of the mug is also perfect.
ProsBeauty, lightweight, design
By Tracy
Ann Arbor, MI
May 30, 2012
Good mug
Bought this as a birthday gift for someone who loves to use my iitatala Taika Mug. Perfect size, pretty detailing.
ProsPerfect size Pretty details
ConsA little pricey
By laurie
rochester, NY
May 27, 2012
Love these mugs too.
I bought 2 of these, but now have a whole set. the design is really cool and pairs well with my other iittala tablewear. they hold a good, large cup of coffee or tea. they don't stain, even with frequent use. great mug.
Prossize, design
By Stan
May 7, 2012
Ittalia mug
By Holly A.
Eagle River, AK
March 8, 2012
iitala mugs
Love the mugs, love the iitala taika pattern, wish they made serving pieces,very happy with the service from FINNSTYLE.
Prospattern and colors
By June
February 19, 2012
Beautiful Mugs.
I live in Australia. They 're delivered within a week only. It was so quick. And the mugs are beautiful.
ProsIt is a perfect size for me. The design is magnificent.
By Anne M.
Golden, Colorado
January 8, 2012
iittala Taika Mug
I lkie the design on the mugs very much and the quality is good. My only complaint is that they are no longer being made in Finland but in Taiwan.
By Peggy
January 7, 2012
The Taika mug is lovely with its quirky design. I love how sturdy the mug is.
By Sherri
Victoria Australia
January 6, 2012
Taika design
Fantastic design and colour - always admired by guests - now purchasing as a gift for my best friend.
By Melissa
December 30, 2011
Beautiful Gifts
This is the second year in a row i've given these mugs as gifts. i'm always tempted to keep them, they are beautiful and just the right size.
By Wendy W.
Fremantle, Western Australia
August 24, 2011
Just gotta Love 'em
...I previously purchased two of above mugs on a stopover in Finland enroute from UK to W.Australia. I loved them so much i wished I had purchased more so was very excited to find your ad when I searched for Finnish mugs.
ProsColour, gloss, size, shape, pattern, not too big and chunky to drink from.
Consno dislikes at all
By Allyson
Lockbourne, OH
April 21, 2011
I simply love the design
Like my favourite Satumetsä series, the Taika collection boasts a vibrant tune of colors and whimsical design. Except that this collection offers a choice of 3 colors.
I got this in blue and white/blue and the former looks better with the shade and color contrast.
I'm just hoping that there will be further discounts for this Mug or even the entire series so I can buy more!
By katrina
March 31, 2011
Amazing drinking mugs
I love the iittala mugs as they feel so smooth in your hand as you have a lovely long warm drink.
Also they arrived in my home in Australia within a week and half of me ordering them. Couldn't be happier with the mugs and of course Finnstyle, and I will be ordering again soon. Thank you so much.
By Mariella M.
Chicago, Illinois
March 15, 2011
I like it very much.
I was very pleased with the cups, and how fast they got here, and also the service was great.
ProsThe design, color, size, how cup feels in a hand when you hold it (the position of the handle) and how thin the porcelain is
By Anna
Austin, Texas
March 12, 2011
Iittala coffee mugs
Beautiful coffee/tea mugs! Prefect size.
By Erik B.
Stafford, Virginia
March 11, 2011
Great quality.
Great ceramic quality and design. The cups arrived in a timely manner and were well packed and secure.
ProsCeramic and design quality plus great sale price.
By Chuck
Richmond, VA
March 11, 2011
Lovers of Finnish design!
The mugs arrived quickly and were well packaged for shipping. They were purchased as a gift for my wife and she was delighted at the size and weight of the mugs and was especially fond of the black and white design--they also look great displayed on our kitchen shelf! BTW, we both love Finnish modern design and own other iittala (and Marimekko) products.
By Jaana A.
Southlake, Texas
March 11, 2011
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