Interested in a Green Tea Mattress?

Some people might question the relevance of this ReviewMe request. They might say that John Chow dot Com is supposed to be about making money online, but they forget that the root of all evil eats, sleeps, and… er… excretes online money-making schemes.

You’ve already seen how a $60 hamburger takes care of that first part. The Keetsa Mattress Store takes care of the second part and, well, don’t ask me how John takes care of the third part.

It’s Time To Go To the Mattresses

Pardon the Godfather reference, but I just couldn’t help myself.

When attempting to make money online, it’s pretty easy to get burned out. Between finding new affiliate deals, marketing your blog, and creating quality content, there’s a lot of work being done during your waking hours. This is why getting a good night’s sleep is absolutely vital to becoming a successful dot com mogul. Keetsa is a mattress store aiming to provide you with the most comfortable bed possible.

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Based on what I can tell, their eco-friendly mattresses are similar to the expensive memory foam mattresses you may have seen elsewhere. They soft and cushiony, yet firm enough to provide proper support. This is great for anyone with back problems: hunching over a keyboard all day can be hazardous to your health.

That said, the key selling feature to a Keetsa mattresses does lie necessarily in its comfort and value, but rather in the fact that it’s gone green. Quite literally, in fact.

Sleeping On a Pile of Tea Leaves

Green tea is largely recognized for its health benefits, but most people think about green tea only as a drink. Beauticians might know about its qualities as a skin product. Keetsa, on the other hand, makes their eco-friendly mattresses out of green tea. Yes, you are sleeping on tea. Sort of.

Taken from their about page:

The power of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). The same powerful elements in green tea are now included in EverGreen, our proprietary way to use an all-natural ingredient to effectively control odor and keep mattresses and pillows.

A mattress that doesn’t smell. I wonder if the pillows can cover up the smell of John’s drool.

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Even More Green

Keetsa says that it’s not only dedicated to providing you with a good, healthy night’s sleep, but they care about the environment too. Attached to every product that they sell is what they call the Keetsa Quotient. This score represents how much of the product “contains a green-factor ingredient” like recycled, recyclable, and sustainable materials.

But speaking of more green, you’re probably wondering how much these wonderful mattresses, pillows, and mattress toppers cost. Knowing John, he’d only be interested in the top end model: the Tea Leaf Select.

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That’s actually not too bad a price if you compare it to other memory foam mattress stores. If you want to go cheaper (and smaller), prices start at $299.99 for the Keetsa Plus, which is marketed as basic, straightforward, and comfortable.

All of these can be ordered directly through the Keetsa Shop and they come with free shipping to the lower 48 states. I couldn’t find any information about shipping to anywhere else in the world and the FAQ was of no help. That’s because the FAQ is empty. I’d say that’s a pretty significant boo-boo. There’s not even a message saying that the FAQ is coming soon.

Blogging in my Sleep

The company has also set up what appears to be a WordPress company blog. The overall layout is inline with the rest of the website — which is quite clean and environmental with its green and white color scheme — but I’m not a fan of how the sidebar looks.

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The big green blocks are distracting and they are far too wide. They might be able to get away with the big blocks of green if it was a softer tone. As it sits, it’s too bold and takes away from the otherwise serene atmosphere that the site provides.

The blog posts themselves aren’t particularly interesting, but it’s nice that the posts aren’t all sales pitches. They may talk about the new value of algae for biodiesel resources or show off a semi-naked Alicia Silverstone, for example.

Time To Hit the Hay

If you’re looking to buy a mattress, I’d say you should include Keetsa as one of your options. I can’t say how comfortable their mattresses and pillows are, because they didn’t send a sample, but I can say that I appreciate their commitment to being green (and their commitment to keeping prices reasonable).


62 thoughts on “Interested in a Green Tea Mattress?”

  1. Loving the review..I guess they should get a free mattress

    1. Raymon says:

      Err…this has got to be the most random review of all.
      It’s going a bit off topic don’t you think? 😕

      1. lyricsreg says:

        It’s so off topic that it makes me want to fall asleep … if you catch my drift 🙂

        1. I though t the same – I’ve seen some off-topic reviews, but this one beats them all. I guess we’ll do anything for money 😉

      2. KingJacob says:

        Its not exactly off topic, Webmasters are notorious for not sleeping enough, so if you have a good mattress like this it will allow you to have more energy so you can work on less hours of sleep 😉

    2. whydowork says:

      I would agree its a good review, but I can’t say I

      1. whydowork says:

        I would agree its a good review, but I can’t say I love it! I think it’s quite a stretch to try and relate a memory foam mattress to making money online.
        Are you short on your September income goals? 😆

        1. Raymond says:

          I think this is the most random review to date….going off topic completely are we? 😕

          1. CatherineL says:

            I don’t think it’s off topic. Many people who visit this blog are entrepreneurs or bloggers and they need a good comfortable sleep.

            It was certainly an interesting review. If John gets heaps more review requests, it may be worth him setting up a seperate – John Chow’s Evil Reviews blog.

          2. Kanute says:

            Out of topic… not at all. John call this blog “The miscellaneous ramblings of a Dot Com Mogul” He simply does what most of us would like to do. What’s the point having a personal blog and not being able to write on what pleases you most… 😛

    1. Cash Quests says:

      Nice review by Mr Kwan…but you’ve got to be kidding me….mattress reviews??? WTF?

      1. Israel says:

        I love green tea and to be able to sleep on them is cool.

  2. Mr. Green says:

    Always as evil Mr. Chow… :mrgreen: I agree, they should have sent a sample product along with the review request…

  3. Shaun Carter says:

    This post reminds me that I need to get a real bed – sleeping on an air mattress is not very comfortable… and sleeping on tea leaves sounds quite relaxing.

    They carry a pretty interesting product, but it is disconcerting to see such an undeveloped corporate web presence.

  4. John, you need to get some sleep… lol :mrgreen:

    put the dollars under the pillow.

  5. Fine review.
    Although tea, for me anyway, is only something I consume when I’m really sick, I do recognize its’ qualities. In many respects tea for two and two for tea can be rather pleasant, but I still leave the tea bit upto our lovely kids and my wife.
    As long as they let me consume coffee we are all happy.
    Thanks. Early morning, but a nice read. 🙂

  6. BillyWarhol says:

    I arrived here via John Chow’s First Newsletter + I wanna be the first to say that!! In Hopes I will be able to lie on a Matre$$ made o Green Money!!

    ;)) 😆

  7. JoeTech.com says:

    Nice review. I imagine you don’t get all that much sleep, though, so a sample might not do much good.

  8. Serge Frolov says:

    Their blog requires improvement of colors indeed. Michael, your review is nice, just didn’t expect to read info on this type of things on this blog.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Serge. I agree. I was pretty surprised when I got a message from John that he wanted me to do this review. They do sound like nice beds, though. I wonder if they’d be willing to comp me a Tea Leaf Select. 😆

  9. Some companies have too larger advertising budget.

    1. lyricsreg says:

      oh yes … it’s a shame, isn’t it ?

  10. Great review! I think i’m going to go sleep now.

  11. Calvin says:

    Good to see this article 🙂 Nice representation!
    John is there any issue with your blog template? I see left hand side one alphabet of each line is getting truncated . This is happening only for home page posts, I use IE6.

  12. Angel says:

    Seriously, can’t you guys ever turn down reviews?

    1. At $400 a go would you, I know I wouldn’t? As part of my last “normal” job my boss liked me to go around dropping of packages to other offices a couple of times a week. I could have spat my dummy and said no because it was nothing to do with my number crunching job. Then again at $55/hour it made me the second best paid delivery boy around, I got to flirt with some of the chicks in the other offices and it was a 30 minute break!

    2. John Chow says:

      I have rejected five reviews to date.

      1. Paul L says:

        well, between green tea mattresses and that 17-yr-old kid back in August, makes me wonder what those 5 rejected ones are 😈

      2. Googlelady says:

        I don’t think Johnchow dot com will be the best choice to make a review. Ok, they will have a lot of traffic but what about the ROI?

      3. Angel says:

        Just for fun, could you do a roundup of the ones you’ve rejected?

        1. Michael Kwan says:

          That would be interesting. Maybe not mention them by name (no free publicity), but just a description and why you chose to reject them.

        2. lol, yeah that would be interesting!

  13. Carl says:

    Sorry, but this is retarded. Green tea in a mattress? That HAS to be a joke. But no, they paid $400 to get someone to write about it. Talk about taking something that is hyped (green tea’s “health benefits”) and taking it beyond extreme (SLEEPING on it? god).

    And shouldn’t they at least send you a mattress to test, before you can write anything about it?

    1. Shaun Carter says:

      The funny thing is, they probably only need to sell a couple of beds to make back the cost of the ad. I’m sure they will more than get their money’s worth.

      1. Googlelady says:

        I am sure no one of JC readers will buy something from this. Hey for those that want to be reviewed, think as a reader and then ask the question “As a JC reader…I will buy this product?”

  14. Michael says:

    Before I began to read the second paragraph, I though that it was going to be the worst review on this blog, but it turned out to be one of the best. I liked it very much. Sometimes, it good to go a little off-topic and to blog about something different. 😉

  15. Neil says:

    It`s a talented writer to be able to draw a connection between a mattress and making money online!

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      I’ll take that as a compliment. 😉

  16. Kanute says:

    Excellent review, the green tea aroma, if you’ve ever been around a tea cultivation then you know what I’m saying, it is very relaxing.

  17. Jeff Kee says:

    I think that mattress idea is a great one. I just bought a memory foam mattress for $450 (don’t go to sleep country – they have large brand names at high prices) but if I hadn’t made my purchase I would have looked at these ones.

    They’re great value too actually.

  18. Tim says:

    I will buy this mattress if it can help me more creative to write blog content 🙂

    –blog for dream–

  19. Why this sudden free plug? What is in it for you?

    While I can get convinced by the benefits of the green tea promoted, a major factor has not been mentioned anywhere. Does the mattress smell anything like the original green tea? If it does, how long will this smell last? If and when the smell goes off, will that mean that the usp of the product, efficacy of green tea, is lost too?

  20. krillz says:

    did you just get your pagerand increased to 8?
    Or is my googlebar just freaking out.

    1. krillz says:

      okej it followed in from another site, false alarm haha.

  21. krillz says:

    did you just get your pagerank increased to 8?
    Or is my googlebar just freaking out.

  22. This does relate and we are humans and we sleep. Explain how we are not a target market?

    We have money, work at home, work long hours, enjoy sleeping when we can get it.

    Good review, interesting product 😈

  23. Kindaichi says:

    Having a good night sleep on a quality bed is important. As we spent at least 1/3 of our life sleeping, i.e. on average 8 hours per day for most of us.

    I remember reading a newspaper report that most people spent a bomb on some luxury and fanciful cars that they only drive less than 2 hours per day but save on a bed(cause most still pay by installments) that need to sleep on it 8 hours a day which is quite stupid.

    A nice description on choosing a bed.

  24. Chin YY says:

    i need my sleep.. i don wanna end up having insomnia…

  25. somename says:

    In the upper right-hand corner of his site it says “Get reviewed by this blog for $400”. I would imagine that the company contacted him for a payed review. He did justify its inclusion reasonably well. He does have Miscellaneous Ramblings as a topic already in place.

    As such, I see nothing “wrong” with placing this review here. On the other hand, it is a bit removed from a making money online topic. So, I can see how someone might at least be surprised to see this review on this blog.

  26. whydowork says:

    I have money, work at home, work long hours, and enjoy a nice glass of orange juice when I wake up… doesn’t mean a detailed review of Tropicana’s lineup of OJ products is suitable. 😆

    Since everyone is a consumer we’re all a target for most things including mattresses.

    I suppose most reviews done are for brand awareness anyways. I’m surprised more on-target companies haven’t advertised via reviews on here yet (sigh).

  27. Mattresses are already too expensive. I would hate to think the cost is of sleeping on tea.

  28. Etienne Teo says:

    Having a review at $400 with this green tea mattress, hmm…its great marketing advertising on here but seems a little out of the make money online cat, does this mattress make money when i sleep on it? 🙄

  29. Ever thought of giving away a free review in a competition? 😈

  30. Lincoln says:

    Forget the mattress, I’ll take the girl in the picture. :mrgreen:

  31. I always enjoy seeing this kind of products that are environmental friendly. 🙂 Will buy a hibrid car in the future.

  32. Wahlau.NET says:

    It definately sound like a good mattress.

    The price is pretty decent since you spend 1/3 of your life on bed

  33. Ian says:

    i was thinking about getting a new mattress. just moved. thanks.

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