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Zinus Green Tea Mattress Review

We compared, tested and rated more than 75 foam mattresses. The Zinus Green Tea mattress is a budget-friendly, customer favorite bed that offers exceptional comfort for all its sleepers. Read our full review to learn more about this mattress and see how it scored in our testing.

Customer Rating: 4.4/5
Mattress Advisor Score:       7.8/10

In this review, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the Zinus Green Tea mattress, including how it scored in our Mattress Advisor test. Read on to learn all about how the Zinus mattress could help you get your best night’s sleep.

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Highlights

  • The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress is made of varying foam layers and is offered at four thickness levels (6 inches, 8 inches, 10 inches, and 12 inches). The thickness level directly correlates with the firmness of the mattress with 6 inches being the firmest option and 12 inches being plusher.
  • The Zinus Green Tea is one of the most affordable memory foam mattresses on the market.
  • This mattress is infused with green tea extract and ActivCharcoal to help you wake up smelling fresh.
  • For being such an affordable mattress, the Green Tea by Zinus doesn’t compromise on comfort.

Mattress Advisor Score for the Zinus

Here’s how the Zinus Green Tea mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Our score is a weighted average out of 10 that incorporates functional and performance characteristics of the mattress, as well as a social responsibility score, which takes into account social mission, community involvement and charitable partnerships.

Shipping:
8

How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)

Trial Period:
9

The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.

Return Policy:
7.5

Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.

Warranty:
9

Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.

Set-up Test:
7.75

How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.

Motion Transfer Test:
9

How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.

Edge Support Test:
6

The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.

Pressure Relief Test:
8

How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.

Spine Alignment:
9

How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.

Responsiveness Test:
8

How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.

Cooling Evaluation:
7

How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.

Durability Evaluation:
6.5

Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.

Customer Service Score:
8

How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.

Social Impact Score:
2

A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.

Total Score for the Green Tea Mattress:

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Review

See how the Green Tea performed in our mattress tests to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

Score Breakdown

Setup Test

It took us just under a minute and a half to unbox the Zinus Green Tea mattress. This mattress was light as a feather, for being a mattress that is. However, once opened, it was flat as a pancake. It took about 24 hours to reach 90% of its full size.

So for our setup test, the Green Tea gets a 7.75 out of 10.


Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just a fancy way of saying how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. You want this to be pretty minimal.

Part A – The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is a two-part test. We start by asking both sleep subjects to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from one to ten how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

While our sleep subjects were testing motion transfer on the Green Tea they couldn’t even tell when their partner got on and off the bed. So for the first part of our motion transfer test, they gave the Zinus Green Tea a 9.25.

Part B – The Wine Test

Next, comes our wine test. This is a great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had one of our sleep subjects lie down and roll back a forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of the glass moved.

When our sleep subject got on the bed the wine was a little shakey. But when she started rolling around, it was very still. So we gave it an 8.75 for our wine test.

So for a total motion transfer score, the Green Tea gets a 9.


Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely consider the edge support.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is a two-part test.

Part A – The Shoe Test

To start, we asked our sleep subjects to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

When sitting on the edge of the Zinus, our sleep subjects noticed the edge was very weak, like they could slide right off. They gave it a 6 for the shoe test.

Part B – The Side Test

Next, we had our sleep subjects lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

Once again, our mattress testers felt the edge of the Zinus Green Tea had little to no support. They once again gave it a 6 for part two of our edge support test.

So the Green Tea gets a total score of 6 out of 10 for edge support.


Pressure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs, and shoulders. This is especially important for athletes when it comes to joint pain. Let’s take a look at how well the Zinus Green Tea mattress provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

When our mattress testers were on the Green Tea we saw areas of high pressure in their shoulders.

So for a total pressure relief score, the Green Tea gets a 8 out of 10.


Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both of our sleep subjects backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

While on the Zinus Green Tea, we were pleasantly surprised to see straight spines on our mattress testers. However, they noted that while this mattress supported their backs now, they felt as if the middle would sag overtime.

For spine alignment, the Green Tea gets a 9 out of 10.


Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress, responsiveness becomes very important. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep.

We had our mattress testers lie in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

Our sleep subjects noticed that the top layers of the Green Tea mattress was very soft and comfy. When they changed sleeping positions, they felt like the Zinus responded well to the change in body position. However, once past the comfort layers, the sleep subjects felt the base foam.

So the Zinus Green Tea scored an 8 out of 10 for responsiveness.

What to Watch Out For

  • Beware that the durability and support of mattresses under $500 won’t stand up over time. This doesn’t mean these mattresses aren’t comfy to sleep! Their lifespan is just shorter than most.
  • The Green Tea took longer than most to attain its full shape. In fact, Zinus acknowledged it could take up to 7 days to fully decompress
  • Be aware that your Zinus mattress may have a mild scent when you unbox it – this is normal and should go away within a few hours.
  • It may take up to 30 nights to get used to sleeping on your Green Tea mattress – particularly if your previous mattress was a traditional innerspring mattress.

Customer Reviews of the Zinus Green Tea Mattress

I have never owned a memory foam mattress, so I have to admit I was a little disappointed in how long it took for it to rise to its full 8 inch thickness but my disappointment disappeared quickly once I laid down to sleep on my new bed. I am 49 years old and have never been able to fall asleep as quickly as I do now. Thank you Zinus, for making the best bed I’ve ever owned at a truly affordable price. John D.
I opened the packaging expecting a cheap mattress but was blown away with how nice the mattress looked and felt. Especially for how low the price was! I have been sleeping on this mattress (12" queen size) for about 2 weeks now and can say for sure that I would recommend this mattress to a friend. It's the perfect balance between soft and firm if you're unsure of what you like. Alison Stickel
Within a year this one is started sinking and it’s really giving a hard time while waking up. And because of that it gives me back pain. It was really good and all for about 8-9 months. Bennett Patel

Product Information

Weight

62.5 lbs. for queen

Thickness

12"

Firmness

Plush: 4-5/10

Type

Memory foam

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39” x 75” $209
Full 54” x 75” $278
Queen 60” x 80” $344
King 76” x 80” $410
Cal King 72” x 84” $410

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best Zinus deals. 

Foundations The Zinus Green Tea is compatible with

The Zinus mattresses are pretty low maintenance. They’ll do fine on any firm, flat surface like a platform bed frame or even the floor. However, the more supportive your foundation, the better.

Slatted Platform
Box Spring
Bunkie Board w/ Box Spring
Slatted Foundation
Floor
A Look Inside the Zinus GReen Tea Mattress

The Zinus Green Tea 12” Memory Foam mattress is made of four layers of various foams:

  • 3” Memory Foam – the top layer of the Zinus Green Tea mattress works to contour to the shape of your body and relieve pressure points
  • 2” Pressure Relief Foam – memory foam with added bounce to help cradle pressure points and provide extra cushion
  • 3.5’’ High-Density Foam – this firm layer of foam helps support sleepers and evenly distribute their body weight
  • 3.5’’ Base Foam – reinforces the entire mattress structure

Purchase Experience

Delivery

Compressed and rolled in a box; delivered in 8-10 business days

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Return Policy

Free returns

Financing

Available through Affirm

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Zinus Green Tea Mattress FAQs

How does the 100-night trial work?

Simple. For 100 nights you get to sleep on a Zinus mattress risk-free. If at any time during that trial period you decide the mattress is not for you, simply contact the customer support team at Zinus to initiate a return and receive a full refund.

How do I choose which thickness level to go with?

Base your decision on your preferred firmness level. The lower the thickness, the firmer the mattress will be.

How long can the Zinus Green Tea stay in the box?

Does the Zinus Green Tea have a break-in period?

It may take your body some time to adjust to sleeping on a new mattress, especially if this is your first memory foam mattress. Generally, within 30 days you should be adjusted to your new mattress.

Is the Zinus Green Tea eco-friendly?

Yes. The foams used to make the Green Tea mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they meet the most rigorous standards for quality. However, these mattresses are manufactured in China, meaning they are most likely lower quality than those manufactured in the U.S.

Can I can finance my Zinus mattress?

Yes! Zinus has partnered with Affirm to allow customers to pay for their mattress on a month by month basis. Approval for financing is based on a soft credit check.

Should I rotate my Zinus mattress?

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