Teaspoons to Tablespoons Conversion

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

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1 tsp = 0.333333 tbsp
1 tsp ≈ 1/3 tbsp

How to Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Tablespoons

To convert a teaspoon measurement to a tablespoon measurement, divide the sugar by the conversion ratio. One tablespoon of sugar is equal to 3 teaspoons, so use this simple formula to convert:

tablespoons = teaspoons ÷ 3

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

For example, here's how to convert 5 teaspoons to tablespoons using the formula above.
5 tsp = (5 ÷ 3) = 1.666667 tbsp

Should I 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 vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. 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.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.

Teaspoons and tablespoons are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Teaspoons

A teaspoon of sugar is equal to 1/3 of a tablespoon. A teaspoon is a measure of sugar volume.

The teaspoon is a US customary unit of sugar. 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.

Tablespoons

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

The tablespoon is a US customary unit of sugar. 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.