About Us

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST
Sunday: Closed

Our Location

For Dining In Our Salon: Reservations are not required. If you have a party of 5 or more, please call ahead to make arrangements. The salon is available for special engagements or parties.

If you are in the Twin-Cities and would like to visit our store, please stop by. You’ll find us at 2708 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (Click for a Google Map.)

About La Société du Thé

We opened our doors in 1995. Our first location was tiny – barely 190 square feet (17.67 square meters). We stocked a total of 40 teas. As business continued to grow, customers would have to hold the tins in the crowded little space. We grew organically, without advertising or promotion. The experientials just found us, much like today.

Since then, we’ve moved to our present location, which is much more comfortable and allowed us the opportunity to open a salon where we serve desserts and tea – by the cup or pot – presented in both the Continental and Asian manners.

About Our Managers

Photo of Tony Ruggiero
Photo of Tony from a profile in Minnesota Monthly (1996)

Tony Ruggiero lived in an East India merchant’s house back in New England. The world of tea and vestiges of America’s colonial maritime history were all around him. During the 1700’s and 1800’s, tea and spices came to America up the alley past what would become his back door. His interest in tea was further developed and refined by sojourns in Europe and a life-long interest in oriental cosmology and culture.

Boźena Dimants

We have resumed in-person and mail-order sales. The salon will resume service when authorities allow.