The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson was the perfect way to start the month of October. A darkness and deep unsettling reach out to you from the pages. The character of Mr. Hyde is described as off-putting and although he bears no deformity gives the feeling of not being truly human. This story also provides the reader with a prevailing feeling of darkness and danger, but without the language or gruesome nature that one would expect to find.

Although it is likely that you are familiar with the characters and story, do not miss the chance to experience the original. Stevenson wrote a pithy novel that will wrap you up in the mystery. At only 116 page, it is a quick read and a great way to get into the Halloween spirit.

Dr. Jekyll talks of the duality of man; the battle between good and evil. I applied this duality to the tea choice. Thistle tea provides a floral aroma but contrasts it with the bitterness of a black tea. In a few short hours: you can consume a literary great, engage in suspenseful mystery, and enter the Halloween spirit.


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