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Zinus Green Tea Mattress Review

Learn more about this budget-friendly, customer favorite bed that offers exceptional comfort for all its sleepers

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

The Zinus Green Tea mattress is super affordable, comfortable, and high quality. It’s a memory foam mattress infused with green tea extract offering a unique and relaxing nights sleep. 

Learn all about the benefits this bed could offer you in our in-depth Zinus Green Tea mattress review.

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.

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Review

Score Breakdown for the Zinus Green Tea

See how the Zinus Green Tea mattress scored in each of our testing methods below. You can learn more about our methodology here.

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 8
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 7.5
Warranty 9
Set-Up 7.75
Motion Transfer 9
Edge Support 6
Pressure Relief 8
Spine Alignment 9
Responsiveness 8
Cooling 7
Durability 6.5
Customer Service 8
Social Impact 2
⭐Total Score for the Zinus Green Tea Mattress⭐

Behind the Scenes

Dive into our testing day with these behind-the-scenes moments.

Setting Up the Zinus Green Tea Mattress

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. See our video below to watch.

Testing Motion Isolation

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.

Then we performed the wine test. 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. Check it out below!

Measuring Pressure Relief

When our mattress testers were on the Green Tea we saw areas of high pressure in their shoulders (noted by the warm yellow and red tones). You can see our results below.

Spine Alignment Test

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.

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

See what actual customer have to say about 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.

“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

“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


Product Details

Weight

62.5 lbs. for queen

Thickness

12"

Firmness

Plush: 4-5/10

Type

Memory foam

Compatible Foundations

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

What’s 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

Purchasing Information

Purchase Experience

Policy Details
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

Sizes and Pricing

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. 

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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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