Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review 4

Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review

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The Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea 12 inch mattress is one of the best values in memory foam mattresses on the market. At $290 for a queen size you would be hard pressed to find this quality at a better price. Zinus sent me a free mattress for review to see what I thought.


You can purchase this mattress directly from Amazon for $289. It is also Prime eligible so you can get is shipped for free and delivered to your door in a couple days. You can even sign up for mattress removal via Amazon starting at $79 where someone will remove your old mattress to make way for the new one. You can schedule a time within a 3 hour window.

A better deal is to get the mattress direct from Zinus.com. Sleep Sherpa visitors get a 10% discount through this link which makes the total price for a queen, $261. You also get free shipping!


This mattress weighs about 75 lbs. So you may need some help getting it in the house. It comes compressed like most of the other foam mattresses I have reviewed. Below is an overview of the mattress.


I think a big reason why this mattress is so inexpensive is that it is made in China. That said, it is CertiPUR – US Certified.

As far as construction it is made as follows:

  • 3 inches Memory Foam, 2 inches Comfort Foam, 3.5 inches Airflow High-density Foam, 3.5 inches Airflow High-density Base Support Foam

This adds up to 12 inches of depth.

I couldn’t find any information listing the densities of each layer but I found that the layers work well together and you don’t notice any harsh transitions.

The reason this mattress is called the Green Tea mattress is that it is infused with green tea extract to keep the mattress fresh. I did notice that it had a nicer smell than a typical foam mattress but you could still smell some of the memory foam chemicals, I don’t think that can be avoided. The green tea scent does linger though after the mattress is done off gassing.


I found this mattress to be on the softer end of the spectrum although my wife found it to be a more medium to medium firm. I am heaver than her which would account for the difference in feel. That said, this mattress should accommodate all sleep styles. It is extremely versatile and gives great support. I think that’s the reason why it has so many positive reviews on Amazon.

This mattress absorbs motion very well. Below is a video of me dropping my bowling ball on it.

Here it is in slow motion:

This mattress is on par with most newer memory foam mattresses I have slept on in term of heat retention. I tested this mattress out in July and did not find myself waking up hot. Below is an infrared video which shows how quickly heat dissipates from the mattress


I am very impressed with this mattress from Zinus. I also recently reviewed their iCoil model which I thought was nice but this one is much better with pressure relief and overall comfort. One drawback is that there is only a 30 day return period. That doesn’t give you a whole lot of time to test it out to see if its a good fit but it is enough.  Many of the brands I have reviewed have at least a 100 day trial period. If you are looking for a great value with no frills, this is the mattress for you!

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            Ben • July 24, 2016

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            1. Nick July 26, 2016 - 1:50 pm Reply

              How does this compare to the Brentwood Bamboo Gel 13?

              • Ben July 26, 2016 - 3:53 pm Reply

                The Bamboo Gel 13 is a bit softer and will provide more pressure relief but both are great mattresses for the price. The other thing to consider is that the Brentwood Home mattresses have a 120 Night Sleep Guarantee.

            2. Nick July 26, 2016 - 4:49 pm Reply

              Also the mattress in your video looks different then the one on amazon?

              • Ben July 26, 2016 - 5:41 pm Reply

                They must have updated the ticking pattern recently. I received mine directly from Zinus

            3. Nick July 26, 2016 - 6:06 pm Reply

              So the one from Amazon may not be the same bed you tested

              • Ben July 26, 2016 - 9:59 pm Reply

                It may not be but I think that the change may just be limited to the outer cover. Since it has received so many positive ratings I don’t think they changed the construction.

            4. Nick July 26, 2016 - 10:15 pm Reply

              Well I ordered directly from zinus site so hopefully I get what you got as I like the way yours looks.

            5. Brandi August 15, 2016 - 10:18 pm Reply

              I see in your review of the purple mattress you indicated it is the best for hot sleepers. How does this compare in terms of heat dispersement?

              • Ben August 17, 2016 - 5:57 pm Reply

                The Zinus Green Tea is average for heat retention. If sleeping hot isn’t a major concern/problem. This is a great mattress.

            6. Ed October 11, 2016 - 10:06 am Reply

              How does the 12″ green tea compare to their 12″ pressure relief or 12″ gel in terms of feel/support? I’m a side/stomach sleeper 210lbs and have always had issues with my hips sinking too much and/or a sore shoulder.

              • Ben October 12, 2016 - 8:32 pm Reply

                I found the Green Tea to be softer than the Pressure Relief. I think the Pressure Relief would be a better fit for you.

            7. gary December 2, 2016 - 6:45 pm Reply

              Motion Transfer






              Off Gassing


              I bought the 10″ queen plush. I would be lucky if it expanded to 8″. Zinus never responded. Amazon wants to deduct s/h charges from the refund for their screw up. Amazon is also monitoring the reviews and didn’t want my honest review published (for more than one purchase) so you can’t always trust Amazon reviews anymore. Highly disappointed and pissed.

            8. Paul December 5, 2016 - 9:23 am Reply

              I ordered this mattress as a Christmas gift. I was wondering if it is OK to leave it packed in the box until Christmas?

              • Ben December 12, 2016 - 8:50 pm Reply

                Yes, absolutely. It may take a little longer to fill to shape, maybe a few extra hours but it should get into full shape eventually.

            9. Nik December 6, 2016 - 2:54 am Reply

              The first video indicates that the mattress was in the box for a couple of weeks; is that normal/ok to do? I just received a mattress but will be moving in 4 weeks, but have read that it’s important to open the box and uncompress the mattress asap otherwise it can have minor issues with expanding to it’s full size.

              Any insight here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

              • Ben December 6, 2016 - 10:03 pm Reply

                I have had mattresses in a box for over a month because I was behind on reviews and haven’t noticed problems. If you do have an issue, you can contact Zinus. They are a big company and have the resources to help you out if there’s an issue.

            10. Amy December 16, 2016 - 9:46 pm Reply

              I’m thinking about ordering the 10″. My boyfriend is concerned that he will sink too much. He’s about 220lbs and a side sleeper the majority of the time. Do you think too much sink would be a problem?

              • Ben December 17, 2016 - 9:24 am Reply

                Yes, with this mattress it could be. I think the Hyphen mattress would be a better choice

            11. Kara March 20, 2017 - 9:06 pm Reply

              I am currently sleeping on a Ghostbed and I hate it. I wake up with my hip and shoulder feeling bruised like I slept on the floor. I weigh around 110 lbs and sleep on my side. I’m wondering if I’m not heavy enough to sink into the foam on the Ghostbed and just float on top. Do you think this mattress might provide some relief to my achy joints?

              • Ben March 20, 2017 - 9:23 pm Reply


                The Zinus Green Tea mattress is much softer. Definitely worth trying. I would go direct through Zinus since you get a discount and the freshest inventory and you can work direct with them should you have any issues.

            12. ROBERT March 21, 2017 - 11:31 am Reply

              How long does it take to ship from Zinus? Amazon is a few days

              • Ben March 21, 2017 - 12:23 pm Reply

                It should be around 5 business days if you order direct from Zinus.

            13. Carissa May 13, 2017 - 11:11 pm Reply

              Hi Ben,

              My husband and I just returned a Leesa after almost 100 days. I am a side/stomach sleeper and over time felt the Leesa was just too firm – I’d even wake up with circulation to my arm cut off. We are on a budget, so we’ve considered the Zinus; however, I read your review of the Cocoon, and saw another poster comment on the Brentwood Bamboo. Which of the three would you recommend? I am 5’6″ and 130lbs.

            14. Pierre May 25, 2017 - 2:55 pm Reply

              Motion Transfer


              How does this compare to Qomfort mattresses? Thank you!

              • Ben June 6, 2017 - 8:42 pm Reply

                The Green Tea is much softer than the Qomfort.

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