By Jalluri, Last Updated:
April, 8, 2021
The Green Tea Memory Foam mattress is by far the most popular product by Zinus. Why is that?
Average Rating: 4.5
Besides its comfiness and low price, the Green Tea model’s high demand can be attributed to its infusion with natural substances, such as green tea and charcoal. That’s not something often seen in mattresses and makes the Green Tea unique.
Who is this mattress ideal for?
We recommend it to back sleepers who prefer soft and plush mattresses and don’t like the chemical smell that memory foam sometimes emits.
This review will cover the following about the Zinus Green Tea to give you an in-depth look into this excellent mattress:
Zinus started in South Korea in 2005 and has since expanded to fifteen countries, including the US. In fact, in 2021, the company is set to open its very first manufacturing site in the US.
Zinus is known for infusing its products with natural alternatives (plant oils, green tea, charcoal) to the chemicals usually found in mattresses. The company prides itself on its innovation, principles, expertise, and excellent value products.
The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress has a few versions with different heights: 6”, 8”, 10”, and 12”.
What’s interesting is that as the height goes up, the softness increases too. The thinnest version is rated 5.9/10 in softness, while the highest version has a rating of 6.6/10 (10 being the softest).
Here are the layers these mattresses consist of:
As we mentioned before, the different versions of the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress have different firmness:
The increasing softness is related to the thickness of the topmost memory foam layer—the thicker the memory foam, the softer the mattress. For example, the firmest 6” version has 1” of memory foam, while the softest 12” model has 3” of it.
Keep in mind that the firmness will feel different to every sleeper. Heavier people will feel the mattress softer, while for lightweight people, it may feel firmer.
There have been some reports of the firmness changing seasonally—in summer, it feels softer, and in winter, it feels firmer. This is common with memory foam mattresses.
To learn more about this mattress’s pressure relief properties, we looked at a couple of YouTube tests that use a pressure map. Here’s what we found:
Here is what the test shows:
Here are the pros and cons of this mattress, based on the pressure map tests above:
As is the case with most all-foam mattresses, the edge support of this model is average. It’s not the worst, but you will experience a bit of sinkage when sitting at the rim of the bed. You may also feel like you’re falling off when you’re sleeping near the edge.
The 6” model provides the best edge support out of all versions because of its firmness, while the softest 12” version is less stable towards the bed’s border.
Low motion transfer is why couples usually prefer memory foam mattresses. Getting a good night’s sleep can be an impossible task if you get awakened by each slight movement on your bed, especially if you’re a light sleeper.
The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattresses generally have minimal motion transfer. The only exception is the 6” model. It’s more responsive and absorbs less motion because its comfort layer is thin (only 1”).
Temperature regulation is not the main focus of this mattress. It doesn’t do much to address the well-known setback of memory foam—it absorbs your body heat and warms up. This is not an ideal situation, especially for hot sleepers.
Because it’s the firmest of the bunch, the 6” is the one that absorbs the least heat and has the best airflow. That’s because you don’t sink as deep into the mattress as you would in the 12” version for instance.
If you often get too hot while sleeping but still enjoy the feel of memory foam, we suggest checking out some hybrid mattress models.
But if your heart is set on memory foam, Zinus also offers a couple of models designed with temperature regulation in mind—the Cooling Green Tea Gel and the Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress.
To make your Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress last longer, you need to consider your body weight.
The 6” version may not be suitable for heavier people because they won’t get enough support, but their weight will also put a strain on the mattress, shortening its lifetime. Some precautions should also be taken with the 8” version, but the remaining models’ lifetime won’t be affected by the sleeper’s weight as much.
Otherwise, its durability is similar to any other foam mattress—around 8–10 years if you take good care of it.
And what does taking care of your mattress entail? Here are three good practices:
A mattress’s responsiveness is an important factor for combo sleepers because it helps them switch sleeping positions during the night.
Unfortunately, the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress isn’t very responsive and will give you the feeling of being stuck and make it harder to change positions.
The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress is very affordable. Each version has a different price range:
Let’s see how the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress compares to other similar mattresses.
Does the company offer a trial period?
Yes. The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam mattress has a 100-night trial period.
What purpose does the green tea extract have?
It absorbs unpleasant smells.
Which model should I choose?
That depends on your needs. If you want a softer and plusher mattress, get the 12” model. If you prefer firmer mattresses and you don’t need as much support, go for the 6” model or any models in between.
Is it suitable for heavier people?
Unfortunately, we don’t think this model offers enough support for people with above-average weight.
Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress
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