Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Tablespoons

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

Result in Tablespoons:

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

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How to Convert Teaspoons of Sugar to Tablespoons

To convert a measurement in teaspoons to a measurement in tablespoons, divide 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:

tablespoons = teaspoons ÷ 3

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

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

How Many Tablespoons Are in a Teaspoon of Sugar?

There are 0.333333 tablespoons in a teaspoon of sugar, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 tsp = 0.333333 tbsp

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.

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

What Is a Teaspoon?

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

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.

Learn more about teaspoons.

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.

Learn more about tablespoons.