Zinus Green Tea Mattress Review

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Review

The Zinus Green Tea Mattress is one of the best sellers on Amazon due to its budget friendly price. Zinus mattresses are made from foam that are sourced from China. If you are worried about the quality of the foam, you should know that the foams are CertiPUR-US certified. It means that their foams passed regulations and are declared safe and quality.

Similar to the majority of online mattress retailers, their mattress comes in a box when delivered. It is vacuum sealed for easier transport. Once opened, it will expand to its full size. The Zinus Green Tea comes in 12 inch10 inch and 8 inch models.

Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Ratings

Pricing5/5One of the most affordable mattresses in the market. Check Price on Amazon
Motion Isolation4/5Motion transfer is very good, hardly noticed movement while testing.
Cooling3.8/5Not as hot as other budget mattresses, in fact, for the price, cooling is very good.
Off Gassing2.8/5Slightly strong chemical smell once the box is opened, took around a week for the smell to dissipate.
Silent Sleeping5/5Does not produce noise since it is a foam mattress.
Warranty4/510 years warranty.
Customer Support4/5Good customer support, noting to complain about.
OVERALL3.9/5If you are on a tight budget or you need one for your guest room, this mattress should definitely be on top of your shortlist.




  • Very affordable, low price
  • Available in 8, 10 or 12 inch thickness profiles
  • Highly rated with thousands of reviews on Amazon


  • No firmness options
  • Not made in the USA

Mattress Construction

The Zinus Green Tea is 12″ thick and it has a 4 layer design with a knitted jacquard cover. The 10″ and 8″ models both have 3 layer designs and both are also covered with knitted jacquard. As for the firmness level, the mattress is medium firm – firm but many say that it leans toward the firm side more.

12″ Green Tea

  • 3″ memory foam
  • 2″ comfort foam
  • 3.5″ convoluted high density foam
  • 3.5″ convoluted high density foam base

10″ Green Tea

  • 2.5″ memory foam
  • 2″ comfort foam
  • 5.5″ convoluted high density foam base

8″ Green Tea

  • 2″ memory foam
  • 2″ comfort foam
  • 4″ convoluted high density foam base

The topmost layer is memory foam with green tea extract. The green tea extract provides “freshness” as claimed by Zinus. It is a welcome addition but it’s not a feature that puts this mattress above the competition.

The 2″ comfort or transitional layer provides additional comfort and support. With a convoluted high density foam as the base, it will not only provide support, it will also help air flow to maintain a good temperature as you sleep.

While the foams may be sourced in China, they are CertiPUR-US certified so when it comes to quality and performance, there’s not much to worry about.

How does it Perform?

  • Comfort and Support

The firmness level of the mattress is leaning towards the firm side so this mattress is best suited for people that sleep on their back. The memory foam in the Green Tea mattress is low density so you won’t be sinking in too much when you lay on it.

Overall support is good, however, when it comes to edge support, it is lacking. The presence of a fairly thick support foam, at least on the 12″ model, means that it can support the sleepers well.

  • Cooling

Cooling is pretty much on par with most memory foam mattresses. It is not exceptional but it is also not bad. The convoluted design of the support layer actually helps with cooling.

  • Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is also quite good. It performs very well when two people are sleeping on the mattress.

  • Off Gassing

Off gassing is a “YMMV” kind of thing. Some say there was no smell while some also say that theirs had a strong initial smell upon opening. In our case, the smell stayed for around 1 week while in a well ventilated room.

  • Durability and Longevity

As for durability and longevity, it performs just as well as any mattress in the budget range. It can last around 5 years but some owners say that support starts to soften up 3 years in.

Who should buy this Mattress?

The Zinus Green Tea mattress is targeted towards people that are looking for a guest room mattress or people that are tight on budget. In these instances, the mattress performs very well and we can recommend it without any problems. However, if you are looking for a mattress that will be used in the master bedroom, there are better options out there.

Also, if you are a back or stomach sleeper, this mattress would be good for you. However, people that sleep predominantly on their sides may find the mattress too firm for comfort.


The Green Tea mattress is one of the best budget memory foam mattresses out there as it provides great value for the money. If you are on a budget or you are looking for a guest room or temporary mattress, this is definitely one of the top choices. You can also use the mattress on a nightly basis as long as you take care of it properly. You should rotate the mattress from head to toe and vice versa at least twice a year so that it won’t develop body impressions.

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