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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 why this could be the best mattress for you in our in-depth Zinus Green Tea mattress review.

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Highlights

  • The Zinus Green Tea is made of multiple comforting foam layers.
  • You can choose between 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 a super affordable memory foam mattresses compared to 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

Unboxing the Zinus Green Tea mattress takes only about a minute and a half. 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 testing motion transfer on the Green Tea, our sleep subjects 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.

Next up: 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.

Testing Spine Alignment

Our testers spines were very straight on the Zinus Green Tea mattress. They did mention that they felt as if the middle would sag overtime – it didn’t feel as supportive to them.

What to Watch Out For

  • Cheaper mattresses (under $500) aren’t as durable over time, so this mattress will have a shorter lifespan.
  • This mattress is slower to expand than most. Zinus even acknowledged it may take 7 days to reach its full shape.
  • You’ll probably notice a strange odor upon unboxing the Zinus mattress, but this is normal and it should dissipate within a couple hours. 
  • Adjusting to the mattress and breaking it in may take up to 30 nights, especially if you’re used to sleeping on a traditional mattress (aka innerspring).

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


62.5 lbs. for queen




Plush: 4-5/10


Memory foam

Compatible Foundations

You can place the Zinus on any sturdy, flat surface – even the floor works!

Slatted Platform
Box Spring
Bunkie Board w/ Box Spring
Slatted Foundation

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 – contours 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 – 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?

The trial begins once your receive your mattress. If you want to return the Zinus Green Tea within the first 100 days, just contact their customer support team to start the process and receive your full refund.

How do I choose which thickness level to go with?

It’s up to your preferences! The more thick, the more plush 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?

Like most mattresses, it can take up to 30 days to fully break in and adjust to the Zinus Green Tea mattress.

Is the Zinus Green Tea eco-friendly?

The Zinus Green Tea foams are CertiPUR-US certified.

Can I can finance my Zinus mattress?

Zinus partners with Affirm so you can pay for your mattress in monthly installments. You can choose this option at checkout.

Should I rotate my Zinus mattress?

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