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Madame Posh ~ high tea in Windsor

If you are not into very vintagey, overly Victorian and excessively shabby ambience for tea sipping experience, you might love this beautiful tea house! I will go far as to say that if you are not into tea but just want to have a taste of what this tea rave is all about, you might have a head start here (that is if you are visiting England!). As for the tea lovers like myself, a cup of tea along with delicious treats Madame Posh has to offer, the affair was fully rejoiced here!

Madame Posh is not overly formal, but fancy enough for sure to be called classy tea room. The décor is of Late Barouque or Rococo style, hints of Marie Antoinette décor, resemblance to drawing room in Downton Abbey. The pastels with white and gold give a fresh and swanky look. There is seating outside as well but when we peeked inside, we were right away drawn towards the chenille upholstered settees and chairs.

Madame Posh
Madame Posh dessert selection
Madame Posh entrance
Madame Posh Windsor
Madame Posh Desserts

Once we got ourselves situated, I noticed they also sell housewares. The main seating lounge was surrounded by shelved china, and some of the stands carrying pretty tea cups were also placed around the restaurant – an unconventional concept combining a restaurant, shoppe  and tea room.I found the menu pretty exciting and especially liked the fact that it was quite flexible. You could manipulate the items they offered to suit budget and portions. There was the high tea, cream tea as well as a la carte dessert and lunch menu. The rich desserts and cakes were spread out on the counter at entrance.

We did the traditional cake stand course and added club sandwiches, cream tea, macaroons, honey and pistachio cakes and few other pastries. The serving was pretty generous that day (saying because the picture on the menu showed tinier sandwiches and ours were bigger (still petite) and filling). You could not add the tea sandwiches outside of the high tea cake stand but other than that you could add any other item pretty much. The taste was absolutely amazing, tea steeped just right, the scones baked to perfection, pastries melting in mouth, savory items appropriately spiced up! My favorite items were scones and pistachio cake. The shrimp sandwich was yummy too!

Tea at Madame Posh Windsor England

The crowd was mixed – all ages, families, couples, all seemed to be enjoying. It was Tuesday night and any table that was empty was filled up right away. The shop stays open till 7:00pm which made our trip doable since we could not have been able to make to tea before 4:00 had we picked another spot.

You can not visit England and not have tea – England where tea is not a novelty and is found in every big and small restaurant, the tea houses still have their own standing and charm. This trip was really short and I would have loved to explore more tearooms but Madame Posh and tea at Highclere Castle did thier best to satiate the desire to sip in England in an elegant way!

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My name is Riffat and I am the writer behind this blog. Through this blog I share many things I am enthusiastic about – my curated items from old era, passion for tea and tea parties, design and décor, DIY projects. I specifically like to create themed and seasonal parties incorporating vintage treasures. I am married to an awesome guy who has {a good case of} wanderlust and is a grand but healthy foodie. Occasionally I will be journaling and sharing his experiences in travel, recipes and restaurant reviews. On my blog you will also get to meet our 3 amazing boys – the oldest is neuro-diverse and his being on the spectrum has given a different and incredible meaning to our family! I would be a very different person without him. Besides enjoying my family and this blog, I am a full-time speech and language pathologist.

We recently moved to Dallas from Arizona. Back there, I ran a vintage china rental and sales business. I had the pleasure of working with some amazing vendors in the event industry and got featured on many international and national blogs. I started blogging specific to my collection but recently switched to life style blogging to touch more aspects of life.

Originally from Pakistan, I am a multicultural and multilingual person and enjoy diversity to its fullest. I welcome new things and ways and learn from them but believe in restoring and preserving as well. I love people who inspire each other, are successful holistically, spread positive vibes and make a difference in this world for themselves and individuals around them. Overall, I strive to be a very well-balanced person and this blog plays some part in achieving that!

I absolutely love to team up with creative minds! Feel free to contact me for style consultation, photo shoots, vintage & antique articles, tea parties and hand-made items. I also do product reviews and feature items on my blog. I have a small shop on etsy featuring my collection and hand-made items.

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