# Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Teaspoons

Enter the amount of sugar in tablespoons below to get the value converted to teaspoons.

## Result in Teaspoons:

1 tbsp = 3 tsp

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## How to Convert Tablespoons of Sugar to Teaspoons

To convert a measurement in tablespoons to a measurement in teaspoons, multiply the sugar by the following conversion ratio: 3 teaspoons/tablespoon.

Since one tablespoon of sugar is equal to 3 teaspoons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

teaspoons = tablespoons × 3

The sugar in teaspoons is equal to the sugar in tablespoons multiplied by 3.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tablespoons to teaspoons using the formula above.
teaspoons = (5 tbsp × 3) = 15 tsp

### How Many Teaspoons Are in a Tablespoon of Sugar?

There are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 tbsp = 3 tsp

## Should You Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars varies slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredients. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

Experts recommend having a digital food scale on hand for measuring sugar rather than measuring spoons or cups for the most accurate results.

## What Is a Tablespoon?

A tablespoon of sugar is equal to the volume of 3 teaspoons or 1/16 of a cup.

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of volume. Tablespoons can be abbreviated as tbsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Tbls, or Tb. For example, 1 tablespoon can be written as 1 tbsp, 1 T, 1 Tbls, or 1 Tb.