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Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress - Hands on Review

Our rating

4.1 / 5

Key features

  • Superior edge support
  • High density foam
  • Green tea infused

Great for

  • A fresh feeling
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Relieving back pain
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Introduction

As a brand, Zinus is known for producing high-quality mattresses at rock-bottom prices. This memory foam mattress is no exception to that rule. Infused with green tea and charcoal, it helps you to wake up feeling refreshed every morning and keeps your mattress smelling fresh and sweet for as long as possible.

They offer four thickness options with the Green Tea mattress – 6”, 8”, 10” and 12”. This level of customization means you can tailor make the mattress to your personal sleep style, with each thickness option bringing a different firmness level. In general, this mattress is best-suited to those of bigger builds, with the exception of the 12” option, which scored highly for all body types.

All the foam used in the Zinus Green Tea Mattress has been CertiPur-US certified, which means it is free from harmful chemicals – so you can sleep easy knowing you’re in safe hands.

In a nutshell

What you need to look out for

Of course, one of the reasons this mattress is so popular is down to its price. A great option for budget shoppers, you can get your hands on a 6” Twin version for just over $100. This doesn’t mean they’ve skimped on quality though.

By infusing their mattress with green tea and charcoal, they’re able to make sure it remains fresher for longer, so you wake up feeling refreshed every single morning. These natural ingredients also help to allow the mattress to conform to your shape and give you that luxurious sinking feeling you get with the best memory foam mattresses out there.

Our ratings

4.4 / 5

Comfort

4.5 / 5

Pain relief

3.2 / 5

Edge support

3.9 / 5

Quality & durability

4.5 / 5

Back sleepers

3.8 / 5

Stomach sleepers

4 / 5

Side sleepers

4.5 / 5

Warranty and customer support

4.8 / 5

Value for money

In summary

For a budget mattress, our team was incredibly impressed with the Zinus Green Tea mattress. It managed to score top marks when it came to value for money – no surprise there – as well as, comfort and back sleeping. We were so impressed, in fact, that there was only one real area that failed to score as highly, and that was edge support – something that is pretty common when it comes to memory foam mattresses.

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

Hands on review

What's it made from

The Zinus Green Tea mattress has a number of thickness options, all with different compositions. The 12” mattress has four layers, the 10” and 8” options have three layers, and the 6” version has two layers. The height of the individual layers varies between thickness options.

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Top Layer

Memory foam layer (all versions): This top layer of memory foam provides that luxurious sinking feeling that we’ve come to know and love from foam mattresses.

2nd Layer

Pressure-relief foam layer (8”, 10”, and 12” versions): Next, there is a layer of foam that has been specifically placed to aid with pressure point relief and make sure you stay in alignment throughout the night.

3rd Layer

High-density foam layer (12” version only): This added layer of high-density foam in the 12” version helps to make it a more effective sleep surface – especially for back and side sleepers.

4th Layer

Base layer (all versions): Finally, there is a base layer of high-density foam to support your sleep.

Mattress Cover

The cover on the Zinus mattress is made from a knitted jacquard fabric that is soft to the touch but does have a tendency to bunch from time to time. Removing the cover can void your warranty, so it’s advisable to leave it on. You can spot clean it with warm water and mild detergent if it gets stained though.

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Comfort & firmness

Depending on which thickness option you choose, the Zinus mattress ranges in firmness levels. The 6” and 8” versions both rate as “Firm”, the 10” as “Medium firm”, and the 12” as “Medium”. So, when making your decision, keep these details in mind.

The memory foam layers conform closely to your body while you sleep making it an incredibly comfortable experience while still providing enhanced motion isolation.

Pain relief and support

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The memory foam in the Zinus mattress closely conforms to your body while you sleep, offering exceptional support for a variety of sleepers. The support foam layer helps to keep you in alignment and comfortable throughout the night.

The sinking of the memory foam also offers pain relief along the spine and joints. It may not be firm enough to alleviate any serious back pain, but can help you to unwind and relax after a long day.

Sleeping position ratings

Depending on which thickness option you choose, the Zinus mattress ranges in firmness levels. The 6” and 8” versions both rate as “Firm”, the 10” as “Medium firm”, and the 12” as “Medium”. So, when making your decision, keep these details in mind.

The memory foam layers conform closely to your body while you sleep making it an incredibly comfortable experience while still providing enhanced motion isolation.

Side sleepers

The sinking of the memory foam combined with the support foam layer makes this a good choice for side sleepers. You’ll find that your hips will sink lower and your shoulders will stay more supported while you sleep – just what you need.

Side sleepers rating

4 / 5

Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress

  • A fresh feeling
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Relieving back pain

Our rating

4.1 / 5

Sinkage and edge support

The edge support on the Zinus mattress does leave something to be desired, and you won’t find a great deal of support around the sides. This means that if you’re a couple who will be sharing the bed, you’ll probably want to opt for a Queen size or larger to ensure you have enough space.

Because this mattress is of memory foam construction, there is a good level of sinkage sleepers can experience, and the layers work well together to provide that luxury conforming feel.

Heat retention

As with many memory foam mattresses, the Zinus does experience a higher level of heat retention. This is down to the way that memory foam works, as it uses your body heat to mold to your shape while you sleep. If you are a typically warm sleeper or live in a hotter climate, you might want to consider looking elsewhere.

Unboxing

The Zinus mattress is somewhat of a mixed bag when it comes to off-gassing. Many report a strong odor when initially unboxing the mattress, but thanks to the infusion of green tea and charcoal, this is less of a chemical smell than you might expect. Either way, it’s safe to say that you will need to allow at least 24 hours for the smell to dissipate before you’re able to use the bed.

Intimacy

The Zinus mattress is less responsive than other similar models when it comes to sex, and the level of sinkage may make it a less than optimal experience. But, noise levels are low and there is an adequate amount of bounce to the mattress, so it can still make for an enjoyable time.

Bed frame compatibility

The Zinus Green Tea mattress works with all bed frames, and Zinus even make their own frames that have been specially designed to work with their mattresses. As with other memory foam mattress, they can weigh more than innerspring mattresses so it’s important to find a frame that can properly support it.

Divan-Bed

Divan Bed

Box-Spring

Box Spring

Adjustable-Bed

Adjustable Beds

Traditional-Frame

Traditional Frame

Platform

Platform

Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress

  • A fresh feeling
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Relieving back pain

Our rating

4.1 / 5

Warranties & guarantees

All Zinus mattresses come with the following as standard and they also offer free shipping and returns on all their products.

Trial-period

Trial Period

100-night trial

Warranty

10-year warranty
Money-Back

Money Back

Money back guarantee

Is this mattress right for you?

The Zinus Green Tea mattress is an amazing option for budget shoppers, and you’d be hard-pressed to find another product for such bargain prices. Combine these bargain prices with how well it works for smaller frames, and you have the ideal mattress for teenagers to use before the fly the nest.

If you prefer a firmer mattress or something with a higher level of spinal support then you’ll need to look elsewhere. But, overall, this is a solid choice for most sleepers who need to save a few pennies.

In conclusion

In conclusion, the Zinus Green Tea mattress delivers more quality than you might expect from its bargain price tag. While it doesn’t have the highest level of support or durability on the market, it still provides an excellent base for a great night’s sleep.

Overall rating

4.1 / 5