Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress Review

Size Comparison

  • Great Value
  • 6" Profile
  • Soft Knitted Cover Fabric
  • Best For Back & Stomach Sleepers
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  • Great Value
  • $199.99 (Queen)
  • 8" Profile
  • Soft Knitted Cover Fabric
  • Best For All 3 Sleep Styles
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  • Good Value
  • 10" Profile
  • Soft Knitted Jacquard Fabric
  • Best For All 3 Sleep Styles
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  • BEST Value
  • 12" Profile
  • Soft Knitted Jacquard Fabric
  • Best For Mainly Side Sleepers

Overview

Zinus’s Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress is 1 of 3 memory foam lines sold on Amazon. Infusing their memory foam with green tea extract, the Zinus Green Tea memory foam mattress is a strong choice for budgetconscious shoppers looking for a reliable memory foam feel. That memory foam feel includes molding and contouring to your body, pressure point relief for better blood flow, and more

Zinus’s 2 other Green Tea mattresses include:

  1. Gel-infused Green Tea memory foam
  2. Green Tea foam spring hybrid

Click one to read the full breakdown for the Zinus Green Tea memory foam.

Click here to read Zinus’s return, exchange, and warranty policy. 


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to read every verified & unique 6″ Green Tea review on Amazon.

With over 11,300 reviews on Amazon garnering a 4.4 out of 5, the 6″ Green Tea from Zinus is no slouch. It’s a value oriented mattress ideal for small spaces.

  • Great value
  • No frills, pure memory foam feel
  • May be too firm for side sleeping
  • Odor may be too strong for some

The Zinus 6″ has 2 basic layers. Both layers are basic & no frills.

  • Top layer – 1 inch memory foam comfort layer
  • Bottom layer – 5″ high-density base support foam that promotes airflow

Cover – The cover is a basic, no frills, fully removable zip cover.

The cover is not very elastic. It’s a very thin cover. The result is it may bunch and shift over time.

For people that care about that, the Zinus Green Tea may not be for you. Not a deal breaker for most.

Comfort is subjective, but Zinus’s 6″ paints a clear picture. This is a firm mattress ideal for back & stomach sleepers. Side sleeping is not well accommodate on thinner, (and ultimately firmer) mattresses like Zinus’s 6″ Green Tea

The good news? If you want a memory foam feel & primarily sleep on your back and stomach, this mattress is a fantastic choice.

Firmness is about a 7 – 7½ on a 1-10 firmness scale (with 10 being table-top hard).

Value here can’t be denied. Buying a 6″ memory foam mattress at this price is a steal. 

These are also great mattresses for RVs and bunk beds. Zinus’s narrow twin and short queen options are fantastic for both.

Support is good. Being a shorter and firmer mattress, the 6″ Green Tea holds up well. So well in fact, that some people voice their concerns about the mattress being too firm. The good news? This is perfect for back and side sleepers. The bad news? Not so great for side sleeping.

Edge support is also good. Many owners report great edge support on all sides. You can read those reviews here

Motion transfer is what you’d expect from a lower priced memory foam. Reduced motion transfer to a good degree, but not the same level as luxury mattresses.

This is a relatively durable mattress. Zinus removes a % of petroleum and replaces it with natural derivatives.

Most importantly, their foams are CertiPur certified for durability, performance, and content.

It’s hard to complain about Zinus’s Worry Free 10 year limited warranty. This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials. Click here for Zinus’s 6″ full warranty page.

Being a value oriented mattress, features are about what you’d expect. It’s a relatively thinner, basic 2-layer memory foam mattress. This is not a luxury mattress, but it doesn’t need to be.

Off-gassing is not a big issue with Zinus mattresses. After allowing up to 72 hours for the mattress to fully decompress, it should not smell.  Unless you’re hyper-sensitive to odors, you won’t have an issue.

Heat can be an issue with memory foam mattresses. Zinus’s 6″ is no different. Since there’s no gel in the top layer, I only recommend using a light, breathable protective covering like this one

  • Want a mattress for small spaces – The 6″ comes in a narrow twin & short queen size – ideal for RVs and small spaces. Especially good for kids & guest rooms. 
  • Want great value – The value is undeniable. You won’t find many mattresses on amazon that gives a genuine memory foam feel. 
  • Love a pure memory foam feel – Memory foam feel usually costs over $2000, sometimes more. You get that feel with this mattress. Is it a luxury memory foam mattress? Of course not, but Zinus doesn’t claim to be.  


Click here to read every verified & unique 8″ Green Tea review on Amazon.

The 8″ Green Tea from Zinus is a great entry level mattress for value-seeking shoppers. It’s ideal for small spaces. You can get a legitimate memory foam feel. CertiPur certified foams, and good airflow through a light, thin cover.

An overall good value. 

  • Good value
  • No frills, pure memory foam feel
  • May be too firm for side sleeping
  • Odor may be too strong for some

The Zinus 8″ has 3 distinct layers. Both layers are basic & no frills.

  • Top layer – 2 inches of a memory foam comfort layer
  • Middle layer – 2 additional inches of pressure-relieving comfort foam (the result is a little more support vs. the 6″ model)
  • Bottom layer – 4″ high-density base support foam that promotes airflow

Cover – The cover is a basic, no frills, fully removable zip cover.

The cover is also not very elastic. It’s a very thin cover. The result is the cover may bunch and shift over time.

For people that care about that, the Zinus Green Tea may not be for you. Not a deal breaker for most.

Comfort is subjective. It’s pretty clear the Zinus 8″ is accommodating for all sleep styles, including back, stomach, and side sleeping.

Firmness is about a 6 – 6½ on a 1-10 firmness scale (with 10 being table-top hard). The additional comfort foams make the Zinus 8″ more accommodating for side sleepers.

Value here can’t be denied. Buying an 8″ memory foam mattress.

Zinus also sells their 8″ in a short queen

Support is great. Being a shorter and firmer mattress, the 8″ Green Tea holds up fairly well. The added comfort foam makes Zinus’s 8″ much softer than their 6″. The result? Much less complaints from reviewers about pain from side sleeping. 

Edge support is also good. Many owners report great edge support on all sides. You can read those reviews here

Motion transfer is what you’d expect from a lower priced memory foam. Reduced motion transfer to a good degree, but not the same level as luxury mattresses.

*There is one caviet. With all bed in box mattresses, foams take 48-72 hours to fully decompress. Support may be uneven during this decompression period. 

This is a relatively durable mattress. I really like that Zinus removes a % of petroleum and replaces it with natural derivatives. Generally, this is only done in higher end, luxury mattress foams. 

Most importantly, their foams are CertiPur certified for durability, performance, and content.

It’s hard to complain about Zinus’s Worry Free 10 year limited warranty. This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials. Click here for Zinus’s 8″ full warranty page.

Being a value oriented mattress, features are about what you’d expect. It’s a little more feature-rich than the 6″ (3 layers vs 2). This is not a luxury mattress, but it doesn’t need to be – especially for the price.

Off-gassing is not a big issue with Zinus mattresses. After allowing up to 72 hours for the mattress to fully decompress, very little smell should be left.  Unless you’re hyper-sensitive to odors, you won’t have an issue.

Heat can be an issue with memory foam mattresses. Zinus’s 8″ is no different. Since there’s no gel in the top layer, I only recommend using a light, breathable protective covering like this one

Also, Zinus’s cover is thin & light. The result is good airflow and a slightly cooler sleep.

  • Want an entry level memory foam mattress – The 8″ Zinus is a great starter mattress for kids, young adults, couples, and older folks. It’s an easy choice for a lot of people. I recommend this mattress all the time to friends, family, and my audience asking me to recommend a budgetfriendly memory foam mattress. 
  • Want good value – The value is undeniable. You won’t find many mattresses on amazon that give a genuine memory foam feel
  • Love a pure memory foam feel – Memory foam feel usually costs over $2000. Sometimes more. You get that geniune memory foam feel with this mattress. Is it a luxury memory foam mattress? Unquestionably no. But Zinus cuts all the appropriate corners to still deliver a strong value that doesn’t have many close seconds.


Click here to read every verified & unique 10″ Green Tea review on Amazon.

The 10″ Green Tea from Zinus is a fantastic entry level 10″ mattress. It’s ideal for most agesheights, and sizes. You get a legitimate 10″ memory foam feel. CertiPur certified foams, and good airflow through a light, thin cover.

If you’re in the market for a budget King memory foam mattress; now might be the time. 

  • Good value
  • No frills, pure memory foam feel
  • Limited size options
  • May be too firm for side sleeping
  • Odor may be too strong for some

The Zinus 10″ has 2 layers. Both layers are basic & no frills.

  • Top layer – 2½” inches of a memory foam comfort layer (more than the 2″ & 1″ layers for the 8″ and 6″ heights, respectively).
  • Middle layer – 2 additional inches of pressure-relieving comfort foam (the result is a little more support vs. the 6″ model, and similar support to the 8″)
  • Bottom layer – 5½” high-density base support foam that promotes airflow. This is up from the 4″ base support with the 8″. This adds to longevity and firmness.

Cover – The cover is a basic, no frills, fully removable zip cover.

For 10″ and 12″ models, the cover uses a jacquard fabric. Jacquard fabric uses a raised pattern that is woven (instead of printed) onto the fabric. This is different than the basic knitted patterns for the 6″ & 8″ models.

The cover for all sizes, including the 10″, is not very elastic. It’s a very thin cover. The result is a small amount of bunching and shifting over time.

The Zinus Green Tea may not be for you if that’s a deal-breaker. It won’t be a deal-breaker for most people.

Comfort is subjective. It’s pretty clear the Zinus 10″ is accommodating for all sleep styles, including back, stomach, and side sleeping

Additional an additional few inches of comfort foam and base foam makes a substantial difference for comfort. 

Firmness is about a 6 on a 1-10 firmness scale (with 10 being table-top hard).  The Zinus 10″ is much more accommodating for side sleepers.

Value here can’t be denied. Buying an 10″ memory foam mattress is a genuine value.

Support is great. Being a medium height memory foam mattress, the 10″ Green Tea holds up fairly well. Added comfort and base foams makes Zinus 10″ both softer yet sturdier than the 6″ and 8″ models. The result? Much less complaints from reviewers about pain from side sleeping and general support

Edge support is also good. Many owners report great edge support on all sides. You can read those reviews here

Motion transfer is what you’d expect from a memory foam mattress in this price range. Reduced motion transfer to a good degree, but not the same level as luxury mattresses.

*There is one caviet. With all bed in box mattresses, foams take 48-72 hours to fully decompress. Support may be uneven during this decompression period. 

This is a relatively durable mattress. I really like that Zinus removes a % of petroleum and replaces it with natural derivatives. Generally, this is only done in higher end, luxury mattress foams. 

Most importantly, their foams are CertiPur certified for durability, performance, and content.

It’s hard to complain about Zinus’s Worry Free 10 year limited warranty. This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials. Click here for Zinus’s 10″ full warranty page.

Being a value oriented mattress, features are about what you’d expect. It’s a little more feature-rich than the 6″, with thicker top and bottom foams vs the 8″. This is not a luxury mattress, but it doesn’t need to be – especially for the price.

Off-gassing is not a big issue with Zinus mattresses. After allowing up to 72 hours for the mattress to fully decompress, very little smell should be left. 

Heat can be an issue with memory foam mattresses. Zinus’s 10″ is no different. Since there’s no gel in the top layer, I only recommend using a light, breathable protective covering like this one

Also, Zinus’s cover is thin & light. The result is good airflow and cooler sleep.

  • Want a medium-height, entry level memory foam mattress – The 10″ Zinus is a great starter mattress for most ages, sizes, and heights. 10″ is a height most other luxury memory foam mattresses start at, While this is not a luxury memory foam experience, for the price it’s difficult to compare. It’s an easy choice for a lot of people. I recommend this mattress to friends, family, and my general audience asking me to recommend a budgetfriendly memory foam mattress. 
  • Want good value – The value is undeniable. You won’t find many mattresses on amazon that give a genuine memory foam feel.
  • Love a pure memory foam feel – Memory foam feel usually costs over $2000. Sometimes more. You get that genuine memory foam feel with this mattress, especially at this 10″ height. Is it a luxury memory foam mattress? Unquestionably no. But factoring in everything else? I’m okay with that.


Click here to read every verified & unique 12″ Green Tea review on Amazon.

The 12″ is far and away Green Tea’s most popular Green Tea mattress height. For good reason. It’s fantastic for the price; coming with 4 separate layers. 2 comfort, and 2 base. It’s an ideal memory foam mattress for most ages, heights, and sizes. You get a legitimate 12″ memory foam feel.

With CertiPur certified foams, and good airflow through a light, thin cover.

  • Best value
  • True memory foam feel for under $275
  • 4 separate layers for great support and comfort
  • May be too firm for side sleeping
  • Odor may be too strong for some

The Zinus 12″ has 4 layers. Both layers are basic & no frills.

  • Top layer – 3″ inches of a memory foam comfort layer.
  • Middle layer – 2 additional inches of pressure-relieving comfort foam (this additional 2″ comfort layer foam adds more molding and contouring; a signature memory foam feel)
  • Bottom 2 layers – (2) 3½” high-density base support foam that promotes airflow. 7″ of total base support from 2 foam layers. This is only Green Tea that has 2 separate base layers together. This adds a lot more longevity and firmness.

Cover – The cover is a basic, no frills, fully removable soft zip cover.

The Zinus 12″ cover is not very elastic. It’s a very thin cover. The result is a small amount of bunching and shifting over time. The Zinus Green Tea may not be for you if that’s a deal-breaker. I doubt it’s a deal-breaker for most mattress buyers.

For 10″ and 12″ models, the cover uses a jacquard fabric. Jacquard fabric uses a raised pattern that is woven (instead of printed) onto the fabric. This is different than the basic knitted patterns for the 6″ & 8″ models.

It’s a nice cover that makes a positive visual difference.

The Zinus 12″ is a little softer than the 6″, 8″, and 10″ heights. That’s good news for side sleepers,  especially because complaints about the 3 other heights are firmness. The 12″ is softer because it packs an additional 2″ comfort layer. Separation of the bottom base foams into (2) 3½”base layers adds to that plushness too.

Firmness is between a 5 – 5½ on a 1-10 firmness scale (with 10 being table-top hard).  The Zinus 12″ is much more accommodating for side sleepers than the 6″, 8″ and even 10″ heights. Back and stomach sleeping is still well accommodated.

Value here is fairly stellar. Buying an 12″ memory foam mattress like this is a steal.

Support is great. Being a medium-high height memory foam mattress, the 12″ Green Tea holds up well. Added comfort and base foams makes Zinus 12″ both softer yet sturdier than it’s 6″,  8″, and 10″ cousins. The result is much less complaints from reviewers about pain from side sleeping and general support issues

Edge support is great. Many owners report great edge support on all sides. You can read those reviews here

Motion transfer is what you’d expect from a memory foam mattress in this price range. Reduced motion transfer to a good degree, but not the same level as luxury mattresses.

*There is one caviet. With all bed in box mattresses, foams take 48-72 hours to fully decompress. Support may be uneven during this decompression period. 

This is a relatively durable mattress. I really like that Zinus removes a % of petroleum and replaces it with natural derivatives. Generally, this is only done in higher end, luxury mattress foams. 

Most importantly, their foams are CertiPur certified for durability, performance, and content.

It’s hard to complain about Zinus’s Worry Free 10 year limited warranty. This limited warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials. Click here for Zinus’s 12″ full warranty page.

Being a value oriented mattress, features are about what you’d expect. It’s a little more feature-rich than the 3 heights. Thicker top and bottom foams, including 2 distinct bottom foam layers add to those features.

This is not a luxury mattress, but it doesn’t need to be – especially for the price.

Off-gassing is not a big issue with Zinus mattresses. After allowing up to 72 hours for the mattress to fully decompress, very little smell should be left. 

Heat can be an issue with memory foam mattresses. Zinus’s 12″ is no different. Since there’s no gel in the top layer, I only recommend using a light, breathable protective covering like this one

Also, Zinus’s cover is thin & light. Thin covers are inelastic, but the positive is great airflow and cooler sleep.

  • Want a medium-height, entry level memory foam mattress – The 12″ Zinus is a fantastic starter mattress for most ages, sizes, and heights. 12″ is a 1-2″ above in height what most other luxury memory foam mattresses start at. While this is not a luxury memory foam experience, for the price? It’s difficult to compare. It’s an easy purchase decision for a lot of people. I recommend this mattress to friends, family, and my general audience asking me to recommend a budgetfriendly memory foam mattress. 
  • Want great value – The value is clear. There aren’t many memory foam mattresses on amazon that give a genuine memory foam feel.
  • Love a pure memory foam feel – Memory foam feel usually costs over $2000. Sometimes more. You get that genuine memory foam feel with this mattress, especially at this 10″ height. Is it a luxury memory foam mattress? Of course not. But factoring in everything else? I’m okay with that.

Shipping, Returns & Mattress Removal

Shipping

Shipping is simple. The Zinus comes in a simple Fed-Ex/UPS container. 

I recommend allowing 48-72 hours for the Zinus Green Tea to fully decompress. You’ll notice a big difference in a few short hours.

Returns & Trial Period

Zinus has a basic 30-day trial period on Amazon. For most people this is more than enough time to make a confident decision. Returning with Amazon is simply a matter of preparing the mattress for return shipment. This may include wrapping and/or boxing the mattress. 

Zinus’s website gives you a 100-night trial. If you purchase from their site, returning is simple. According to their site “The item must be returned in good condition—no drool, stains or mysterious smells—with the necessary paperwork, parts, and accessories to ensure full credit. Oh, and proof of purchase will be required.

Mattress Removal

If you need mattress removal, Amazon now offers that service here. It’s a really convenient option if you need removal on your old mattress when ordering on Amazon. From the link, all you have to do is:

  1. Type your zip code in
  2. Select a mattress size
  3. Select No or Yes if you need box spring removal or not

Overall Impressions

I am very impressed with the Zinus Green Team memory foam. It’s light & supportive, backed by CertiPur, and conforms to the sleepers body well.

If you want a memory foam feel, check Zinus out. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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