A Cup of Tea is a 1922 short story by New Zealander Katherine Mansfield, who died of tuberculosis in 1923 when she was 34 years old.
You can read the story online here. It begins with this:
Rosemary Fell was not exactly beautiful. No, you couldn't have called her beautiful. Pretty? Well, if you took her to pieces ... but why be so cruel as to take anyone to pieces? She was young, brilliant, extremely modern, exquisitely well dressed, amazingly well read in the newest of the new books, and her parties were the most delicious mixture of the really important people and... artists -quaint creatures, discoveries of hers, some of them too terrifying for words, but others quite presentable and amusing.You can listen to it thanks to LibriVox:
You can see photographs of her home and garden online here.
There's a weekly blogger gathering hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth where you can join in sharing a drink. You'll be welcomed.