Named after the founder’s wife, “Jasmine,"
the name retells the love story of the founder and his wife and when they started the business together.
“Hello,” an everyday greeting to the customers,
and “Jasmine,” like jasmine green tea;
at “Hello Jasmine,” we anticipate customers visiting HJ as we deliver warm greetings.
FROM TAIWAN TO CHICAGO
從原來小小的火鍋店吧檯，到現在S Clark Street獨立的店面，Hello Jasmine好初台灣正在一步一腳印地壯大團隊、實踐理想。即使隨著時間的過去，仍堅定地守護著最初的信念——Hello Jasmine好初台灣賣的不只是小吃和手搖飲，而是紮紮實實的台灣精神。
Located in Chicago, the Windy City, 7,546 miles away from Taiwan, Hello Jasmine is home to a wide variety of authentic Taiwanese dishes and drinks.
After moving to Chicago, the founders are determined to create Taiwanese Bento, snacks and bubble tea that deliver the exact flavor they grew up loving. After countless attempts, they can finally present the most authentic Taiwanese flavor to people in Chicago, and for Taiwanese people experience a home away from home.
Hello Jasmine is currently building up a team to get closer to achieving the dream. Originally located in a tiny bar that shared the space with a hotpot restaurant, Hello Jasmine has now opened its own store on S Clark Street near Chinatown. Although the company is growing, the mission of the brand will stay the same - we care about what our customers think and we will always deliver the highest standard of quality for every creation we make.
WHY WE'RE UNIQUE
To provide the most authentic, high-quality Taiwanese dishes and drinks, our team sources the ingredients responsibly and pays attention to details.
What makes us different
is a noticeable difference in the ingredients - no powders!
We pride ourselves on using “real” ingredients
- loose-leaf tea and brown sugar imported from Taiwan, fresh fruits and the finest tapioca pearls.
The freshly brewed teas and slowly cooked bubbles
are made by own staff daily.
We also proudly offer authentic Taiwanese bento and snacks.
Every recipe is perfected by the founders after countless tries.
We promise every dish is freshly made after the orders are received.
Hello Jasmine also serves Taiwanese grilled chicken steak, which is exclusively distributed in North America.
Different from common chicken steak,
ours is coated with special grilling sauce made from several kinds of Chinese herbal medicine that make it rich in flavor.
Our tapioca pearls are freshly cooked every morning right before the store opens. The chewy bubbles are brown sugar flavored, which makes them more addictive than regular tapioca pearls.
Hello Jasmine stands out from its competitors by using real tea from Taiwan.
Every kind of tea is cherry-picked by our team after tea testing every year and can be presented as milk tea, fresh milk tea, cheese tea, and even the simplest pure tea without any sugar.
The amount of tea leaves and the temperature of the water are carefully measured to make the finest quality tea. To avoid bitterness, the temperature of the teas is also strictly controlled before serving to our customers.
Hello Jasmine is currently looking for talents to join our team!
If you are passionate about boba tea and are interested in Taiwanese culture/food,
please don't hesitate to reach out! We will get back to you as soon as possible.