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The magic of Tsaikka

March 9, 2012

Since 1957 this classy looking glass for hot drinks has been a fixture in many Finnish kitchens.

Used mostly on special ocassions, you’ll especially see this glass around Christmas time. The Tsaikka series was designed by Timo Sarpaneva and the name comes from the Russian word for tea “tsai.”

Iittala has gotten smart with its design, so that if you break the glass, you only need to go and buy a set of replacements (=the glass part) – not the whole thing. (So in my eyes Iittala redeems itself a little on that front – if you compare it to my Iittala consumer gouging post just before Christmas last year.)

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