Lately my interests in history, anthropology, and the culinary arts have been given new life, and this extends to beverages. I love my morning coffee, but I like to switch it up every now and then with some tea or hot cocoa. Recently I've began making my own version of xocolatl, the original Mayan-style cocoa drink (though theirs was usually drank cold; understandable down in the tropics, but I don't live there), and I'm trying to find older traditional ways of drinking my favorite plant people. No luck. You'd think that in the regions such things as cinnamon or coffee are native to, they'd have traditional ways of drinking them with other native ingredients. Then again, I'm bad at the internet. I'm not looking for detailed recipes, just traditional ingredient combinations that I can go by; ie xocolatl had cacao, chilis, achiote, and/or vanilla. A traditional African coffee drink would be awesome, as well as anything the Egyptians were believed to drink.