Tea is hot. Candles are so hot right now.
A cup of tea has calories. Wax does not (that I know of).
Tea smells warm and inviting. So do these divine peony or jasmine scented candles from Mor cosmetics ($48). There is a gorgeous design at the bottom of each cup to enjoy when the wax is all gone and you're ready to refill it with the real stuff.
Also for tea time today I've got some fab lights that make good re-use of vintage cups, perfect to quirk up your office space or reading corner...$58 from Domestic Construction on Etsy!