Student or Learner
A woman came to a house of a certain lady. The lady told her to stay a bit longer and drink tea with her:
‘I was about to have a cup of tea,’ she said. ‘I like mine early. Do stay and drink a cup with me.
Does "I like mine early" mean that she likes drinking her tea early?
As far as I know it was after noon, so what did she mean by early? Is there some special time when they drink it, e.g. 4 p.m. so by saying "I like mine early" she meant that she likes drinking it at 2 p.m. for example.
The action takes place in England in 1959.