With its variety of flavors, growing health benefits, and innovation, tea is quickly taking the lead in the hot beverage category. It is a mainstay in my daily routine. It is rare that you will find me without my brimming hot cup of tea, while at work. While coffee is a popular morning starter, tea has become a favorite of consumers as a way to end the day. There is a new side to tea—moving beyond the traditional honey lemon and into more indulgent offerings. From peppermint chocolate, caramel chai and red velvet cake—consumers are able to get their sweet fix, without the calories.