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Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review

Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review 4

Recently updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 09:14 am

Zinus Green Tea


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  • Very Affordable
  • Great Feel

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The Zinus  Green Tea Mattress is a 12-inch mattress that 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.

Ordering Your Zinus Green Tea Mattress

You can purchase this mattress directly from Amazon for $289. It is also Prime eligible so you can get it 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 Sleep Sherpa visitors get a 10% discount through this link which makes the total price for a queen, $261. You also get free shipping and a 100-night free trial! If you go the Amazon route you will only get the standard 30 day Amazon trial and have to pay return shipping. Going direct through Zinus will also get you free return shipping.

Unboxing the Zinus Green Tea Mattress

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.

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Construction

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.

6″ Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Core Composition: 1in Memory Foam + 5in High-Density Base Support Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Twin 39″ X 75″ X 6“, 18lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 6“, 24.2lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 6“, 28.2lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 6″, 35.4lb

8″ Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Core Composition: 2in Memory Foam + 2 inch Pressure Relief High Density Foam + 4 inch High Density Base Support Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Twin 39″ X 75″ X 8“, 28.2lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 8“, 36.2lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 8“, 43.8lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 8″, 53.4lb

10″ Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Core Composition: 2.5in Memory Foam + 2 inch Pressure Relief High Density Foam + 5.5 High Density Base Support Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Twin 39″ X 75″ X 10“, 36.1lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 10“, 48.3lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 10“, 56.9lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 10″, 70.3lb

12″ Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Core Composition: 3in Memory Foam + 2in Pressure Relief High Density Foam + 3.5 High-Density Foam + 3.5 High-Density Base Support Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Twin 39″ X 75″ X 12“, 40.8lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 12“, 56.2lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 12“, 66.2lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 12″, 83.8lb

Cal King 72″ X 84″ X 12″, 83lb

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.

My Green Tea Mattress Findings

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 heavier 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

My Zinus Pressure Relief Green Tea Mattress Recommendation

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. Zinus is now offering a 100-night free trial which makes this mattress the obvious choice.


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Zinus Green Tea


Motion Transfer






Off Gassing


Trial Period



  • Very Affordable
  • Great Feel


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51 thoughts on “Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review”

  1. How does this compare to the Brentwood Bamboo Gel 13?

    1. 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. The Brentwood Home claims to be cleaner because of the bamboo infused cover and it also sleeps cool due to the gel beads.
      But they sleep the same in terms of comfort and support.

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

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

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

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

    1. How many days did it take to arrive?

  5. 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?

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

  6. 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.

    1. 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. Motion Transfer






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

    1. 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. 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!

    1. 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. 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?

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

  11. 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?

    1. Yes!!

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

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

  13. 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.

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    How does this compare to Qomfort mattresses? Thank you!

    1. The Green Tea is much softer than the Qomfort.

      1. Ben

        Is the Green tea 12″ foam firm or soft. I am a stomach sleeper and need a fairly firm mattress at 225 pounds or my lower back is very sore every morning. If this is not r commended what foam mattress is better? Also if super hard that’s not good either or side sleep rips apart ones shoulder.

  15. Hi Ben,
    I am looking for a new mattress to fit a space for a Twin mattress at my parents’ place while I’m staying here most of the time for almost 6 months, and then for visits in the future.

    I know that I like the Zinus 12 inch Green Tea from having slept on one before. I could probably use it just a tiny tiny bit firmer, but I’d sleep fine on it as is too.

    Problem is, I need a Twin XL for this situation. (I usually sleep on a queen at my place and feel very cramped on a regular twin, but this is the space we have to work with.) Zinus only sells the XL in an 8 inch, which I’m afraid would leave me bottoming out or at least with it too firm.

    Is there a comparable mattress (price and comfort) to the Zinus 12 inch GT that is sold in a Twin XL? Have you had the chance to compare their thinner versions? I’m trying to decide whether to get the 8 inch, or find another option.

    *For context, I’m 5’7,” female, ~125-130 lb., with nerve impingements in my neck/back, like to sleep on back and side, but often what feels good for my back gives me shoulder pain sleeping on my side.

    This Zinus was just barely on the soft side of perfect for me, so I’m so bummed I can’t just get it in the 12 inch.

    1. My recommendation would be to try the Cocoon. The soft version will feel most like the Zinus Green Tea Cocoon.

  16. Will a regular box spring foundation work with the Green Tea mattress or do in need to purchase one?

  17. Emmerline says:

    Does this provide proper support for people with herniated discs?

  18. Hii! This post helps me so much been searching for a affordable mattress for a side sleeper. I am thinking to ge the gel infused memory foam. I’m a bit conflicted to opt for 8″ or 10″. I’m 5’9, 118lbs, and have a small frame. Sleep mostly on my side and end up on back on occasion. Should I get a 10″ so it might inflate to 8″?

  19. I want to orders but why is amazon much cheaper? Does amazon order from zinus? Or are they different mattresses?

    1. It’s the same mattress but sometimes pricing is different. Returns are easier if you order from Zinus plus you get my 10% discount.

  20. Hi Ben,
    I do you know if the original green tea mattress is still available? I thought Zinus offered a green tea memory foam mattress and a different “pressure relief” memory foam matress. On their website I noticed recently that Zinus is only offering the green tea pressure relief version. Was the original green tea mattress discontinued? Or did they simply change the name of the mattress? The reason I ask is because I was interested in purchasing the “original” green tea memory foam mattress and wanted to avoid the pressure relief mattress (in reading reviews online the green tea seemed softer and more conforming, which is what I was looking for.)

    I believe Zinus formerly offered both a green tea memory foam mattress (the one you reviewed here) and a pressure relief mattress. Recently they merged the names and now only offer the green tea pressure relief.”
    Do you know if the current “green tea pressure relief” is the same mattress as the one you reviewed above? If Zinus updated or changed the mattress components recently, I would be extremely interested in your review and impressions of the updated “pressure relief” version.

    I appreciate any insight or thoughts on this! It’s unclear whether Zinus has changed the components or feel of their original green tea memory foam mattress, since they clearly changed the name and added “pressure relief”. I hope my question is clear!

    Thank you!

  21. Stephanie Olaughlin says:

    Hello Sleep Sherpa!

    We have a king-size Leesa and love it. I prefer something more firm due to back issues, my husband is more easy-going and not as picky. He tends to sleep on his stomach and back, I’m never on my stomach- always on my side and back.

    We have a summer place that we want to furnish (in a cost effective way), and we are looking into the Zinus pressure relief. What thickness would you suggest? Do you think this is a good option based on our needs?

    1. Yes, that would be a good choice I would go with the 12 inch version and make sure to buy direct through Zinus to take advantage of the free trial.

  22. Bob Brown says:

    I purchased a Green Tea mattress from Zinus after reading your reviews and actually talking with the company. The unit I received had a couple of issues, the main one being that it is still “off-gassing” after two months. I sent Zinus an E-mail to ask what I could do about this, and that I wanted to return it under the 100 day trial if a remedy could not be found. I got an auto reply stating hey had received my request, and that is the last I have heard from them in over 2 weeks. Several E-mails and phone calls later, still no response. I just filed a “Charge Back” on my Visa with Chase and we will see if that gets their attention. So it seems that Zinus Customer Support is non-existent. Thought you might want to know, or might have another avenue to contact them.

  23. I am enjoying my new zinus mattress. It’s thick and the right kind of firmness, and softness.

  24. Can I decompress it and then move it??

    1. Sleep Sherpa says:

      You can’t get it back in the box if that’s what you mean. However, you could fold it to make transporting easier.

  25. On their own site, it looks like Zinus ONLY has the Pressure Relief Green Tea now…. it seems like they discontinued this item… but you can still get it on Amazon.

  26. So I did some research about the Zinus and I was questioning what size I should get so I called them and got a well, how should I say, a woman who was very nice but didn’t have a great command of the English language. I explained to her that I was looking for a firm mattress but didn’t want is so firm it was like a board. i asked her for her opinion and she put me on hold for a few minutes . When she got back on the phone she told me I should get the 12″ Green Tea. I did some more price shopping and used Amazon Prime, figuring if I had a problem I could return it, not realizing I would have to pay for shipping and handling. I just got the bed 3 hours ago, and I know it hasn’t fully expanded yet, but am fearful that it may be to soft. I wish I would have seen this website first. Oh well, i’m keeping my fingers crossed and hope I don’t have send it back. Shipping will more than likely be super expensive, not to mention, how the hell do you ship a mattress back? Wish me luck

  27. Anonymous says:

    I just purchased the 12 inch zinus
    Do I put a mattress pad on it?

    1. Sleep Sherpa says:

      You can if you want to but it’s not necessary.

  28. How does the Green Tea compare with the Allswell? I’m 125 lbs, half and half side and back sleeper.

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