The Best Herbal Teas That Build Your Immune System


By Taroue Brooks

Heart & Soul recently sat down with Gladstone St. Auburn Etienne the founder ZABICOLife about his herbal teas.

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship has always been in my DNA.  From my youth attending primary school on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean I have had business acumen.  I would sell oranges and tangerines from our organic farm to fellow students at my primary school, this was a self-directed initiative.  As I became older and migrated to the United States to pursue higher education in finance and business, entrepreneurship was always in me.  I have started several business ideas through the years; however, I have a passion for herbs, health and wellness.  The ability to impact the world with my gifts and God-given talents, and my desire for independence and flexibility motivates me to be an entrepreneur.  

Tell us about your company and product.

ZABICOLife is the premier luxury herbal tisane (teas) store for health and wellness.  We are very serious about the promotion and use of herbal teas as a lifestyle. We believe that herbal teas are as important for the body as physical exercise. Our herbal tea blends are handcrafted based on island herbal tradition passed down from generation to generation. We are coming from an authentic tradition.  We believe that our herbal blends are a gift to humanity, especially in these times of uncertainty. Our line of luxury herbal blends supports various aliments in the body.  The combination of herbs in the blends support; detoxing the body, relaxation, stress relief, fibroid support, gallbladder support, and blood health.

Tell us how your product is a healing source during this time of this pandemic. 

We have three blends that can be a source of healing during this pandemic. Our Body Detox, Body Defense, and Blood Builder Tea each constitute herbs that are antiviral, immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, eliminates toxins, and prevent and fight cold and flu like symptoms.

Which product is best to help with this pandemic and why?

The best product for the pandemic would be the Body Defense. The combination of herbs in this blend help with the respiratory system, boost immunity, and anti-inflammatory.  These herbs help fight cold, flu like symptoms and infections. 

Where can people buy your product?

Products are only available at our online store at:

What healing story have been shared with you by a client?

A client who had low white blood cell count based on test results went on a regimen of drinking the Blood Builder tea daily along with eating nutritious foods and juicing. Within 3 months her low white blood cell numbers came up and were in the range considered normal from her test results. She takes the blood builder blend every day.

Where would you like your business to be in five years?

We would like ZABICOLife to be the go-to for herbal teas. When people think of herbal teas, I want them to think of my brand.  Wherever teas are mentioned, ZABICOLife will be discussed in the conversation.

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Gladstone St. Auburn Etienne was inspired to found ZABICOLife by his lifelong love and knowledge of herbs, herbalism, natural eating and healthy living.

The name “ZABICO” comes from the French Creole name for the apricot tree. When he was growing up, his mother, a traditional herbalist, told him the tree traditionally represents, life, resilience, and long-lasting strength.


To help people enjoy the extraordinary benefits of fine organic herbal tisanes and herbal remedies and assist the proven ability of the body to maintain its health and heal itself with  adequate nutrition, emotional balance, spiritual focus, and mental clarity.

The important difference between teas and tisanes by Gladstone St. Auburn Etienne

“Thank you for considering the exquisite tisanes made with herbs I’ve personally selected and blended for your enjoyment and health. I would like you to be among the very few who know the difference between teas and tisanes. Then you can surprise your friends with your erudition!

“All teas come from the camellia sinensis plant. All other beverages most people consider teas are more properly called tisanes. A tisane is an infusion of herbs, flowers, barks, leaves, roots, spices, and fruit. While caffeine is a natural characteristic of the camellia sinensis plant, tisanes are typically caffeine-free.

“To create my tisanes, I use only hand-selected organic leaves, flowers, fruits, barks, and the roots of various herbs. It is this extraordinarily demanding approach that distinguishes every tisane I allow to bear the name of my company, ZABICOLife.

“I offer them for your sublime enjoyment and vibrant health.”

Gladstone St. Auburn Etienne