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).