Tablespoons to Teaspoons Converter

Enter the volume 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 to Teaspoons

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

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

teaspoons = tablespoons × 3

The volume in teaspoons is equal to the volume 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?

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

1 tbsp = 3 tsp

For fractional tablespoons, such as finding how many teaspoons are in 1/2 tablespoon, you'll need to multiply the fraction by 3 to convert the measurement. If you have a fraction of a tablespoon, multiplying it by 3 gives you the equivalent volume in teaspoons.

Tablespoons and teaspoons are both units used to measure volume. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Tablespoon?

A tablespoon is a unit of volume equal to three teaspoons or ½ fluid ounce.[1] One tablespoon is equal to 14.7868 milliliters, but for nutrition labeling, one tablespoon is rounded to 15 milliliters.[2]

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.

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What Is a Teaspoon?

The teaspoon is a unit of volume equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon or 1/6 of a fluid ounce.[3] One teaspoon is equal to approximately 4.929 milliliters, but in nutrition labeling, one teaspoon is equal to exactly 5 milliliters.[2]

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of volume. Teaspoons can be abbreviated as tsp, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t, ts, or tspn. For example, 1 teaspoon can be written as 1 tsp, 1 t, 1 ts, or 1 tspn.

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Tablespoon to Teaspoon Conversion Table

Table showing various tablespoon measurements converted to teaspoons.
Tablespoons Teaspoons
1 tbsp 3 tsp
2 tbsp 6 tsp
3 tbsp 9 tsp
4 tbsp 12 tsp
5 tbsp 15 tsp
6 tbsp 18 tsp
7 tbsp 21 tsp
8 tbsp 24 tsp
9 tbsp 27 tsp
10 tbsp 30 tsp
11 tbsp 33 tsp
12 tbsp 36 tsp
13 tbsp 39 tsp
14 tbsp 42 tsp
15 tbsp 45 tsp
16 tbsp 48 tsp
17 tbsp 51 tsp
18 tbsp 54 tsp
19 tbsp 57 tsp
20 tbsp 60 tsp
21 tbsp 63 tsp
22 tbsp 66 tsp
23 tbsp 69 tsp
24 tbsp 72 tsp
25 tbsp 75 tsp
26 tbsp 78 tsp
27 tbsp 81 tsp
28 tbsp 84 tsp
29 tbsp 87 tsp
30 tbsp 90 tsp
31 tbsp 93 tsp
32 tbsp 96 tsp
33 tbsp 99 tsp
34 tbsp 102 tsp
35 tbsp 105 tsp
36 tbsp 108 tsp
37 tbsp 111 tsp
38 tbsp 114 tsp
39 tbsp 117 tsp
40 tbsp 120 tsp

References

1. Merriam-Webster, tablespoon, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tablespoon
2. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Guidance for Industry: Guidelines for Determining Metric Equivalents of Household Measures, https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/guidance-industry-guidelines-determining-metric-equivalents-household-measures
3. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Cooking Conversion Guide, https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/17165/file/P-01775.pdf