One of the most soothing things before bed is a cup of tea. When my kids had to go to bed early for school the next day, I would bring them all up a cup of tea and set it on their night-stand. If I was up early enough, they would wake up to a fresh cup the next morning. I really did love this little ritual. I thought it made going to bed and getting up a little easier. Every once in a while, I like to surprise my oldest daughter with a warm cup in the morning, but now it's coffee. Not quite the same thing.