A tealight (also tea-light, tea light, tea candle, or informally tea lite, t-lite or t-candle) is a candle in a thin metal or plastic cup so that the candle can liquefy completely while lit. They are typically small, circular, usually wider than their height, and inexpensive. Tealights derive their name from their use in teapot warmers, but are also used as food warmers in general, e.g. fondue.

One advantage they have is that "unlike taper candles" they don't drip.This can be useful in classes with smaller children or clumsy adults.

Disadvantages include a very short height, which makes them practically useless for removing beeswax from pysanky, a “weaker” flame, and their much sorter burning time.  Experienced pysankarky are used to much taller candles; adjusting to tealights can be problematic and uncomfortable.

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