How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon? All Measurements

How many teaspoons in a tablespoon? this is the question that many of us don’t know and we have to search it every time on Google.

If you are a person like me who forgets things quickly and especially measurements units then this article is for you.

So “how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?”.

teaspoon to tablespoon
teaspoon to tablespoon

How Many Teaspoons In A Tablespoon?

Tablespoon and Teaspoons are basically measuring units that are really handy and easy to remember.

The both units are used to measure a smaller amount of ingredients for e.g. spices, salt, oil, etc.

Teaspoons and tablespoons are the easiest conversions you can have (tbsp to tsp).

How many tsp in a tbsp?

Answer: A tablespoon has 3 teaspoons that mean 1 Tablespoon = 3 Teaspoons.

For a better explanation have a look at the below infographic


Both measuring units are essential while measuring small amount of ingredients while cooking and baking.

Keep in mind that teaspoons measure the volume of the ingredient (length, width, and height of the spoon) not the weight.

How Many Teaspoons In 1/2 Tablespoon?

As we know that 4 teaspoons make a tablespoon,

So 1/2 tablespoon = 1.5 teaspoons

Tablespoons In A Cup

Tbsp to cup is also one of the most important conversion you should remember while cooking and it can really help you a lot.

How many tablespoons in a cup?

1 cup contains a total of 16 tablespoons or 48 teaspoons.

How Many Tablespoons In 1/4 Cup

1/4 cup contains 4 tablespoons

Here are all the tablespoon/teaspoon to cup conversions that you need to know-

  • 16 Tablespoons = 1 Cup
  • 8 Tablespoons = 1/2 Cup
  • 4 Tablespoons = 1/4 Cup
  • 48 Teaspoons – 1 Cup
  • 24 Teaspoons – 1/2 Cup
  • 12 Teaspoons – 1/4 Cup

Dessert Spoon

It is a unit of volume that is commonly used in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

If we talk about its size then it is between a tablespoon and a teaspoon at 10 mL.

In other words, we can say that it is a spoon that is larger than a teaspoon but smaller than a tablespoon.

It is used to eat dessert.

Standard Vs Legal Measurements In The United States

If we talk about the United States then there are two measuring standards

  • Standard Measurements
  • Legal Measurements

All the recipes prepared in the home kitchen in the United States are based on standard units.

There is a very minor difference of 0.07 ml between American standard teaspoon and legal teaspoon.

Standard teaspoon equals 4.93 mL and the legal teaspoon equals 5 mL

The standard teaspoon and the legal teaspoon are not quite the same sizes.

Measurement By Volume

teaspoon and tablespoon

There are variety of ways to measure ingredients, spices, salts, etc.

You can measure them by weight, quantity (Number) and volume.

The space occupied by any object is called its volume. You have calculated volume in algebra.

Volume is generally the multiplication of length, width, and height.

If we measure anything using tablespoon or teaspoon then we are actually measuring its volume.

All the liquid items are generally measured by volume because air particles cannot interrupt between liquid particle to change its volume.

Ingredients like spices, salts, sweeteners are added in dishes in a very small amount that’s why we measure them using measuring spoons.

Most of the home kitchens don’t have to measure scales to weigh ingredients that’s why measuring spoon is the best option.

But, if you are preparing dishes and recipes on a large scale for some event or function then you should weigh all the ingredients.


1. How many teaspoons in an ounce

1 Fluid Ounce(Oz) have around 6 teaspoons or 2 tablespoons

2. How many grams in a tablespoon

1 tablespoon contains a total of 15 grams

3. How many ml in a tablespoon

1 tablespoon contains a total of 14.7 ml


I hope that you have learned all the basic conversion between tablespoon, teaspoon, and cup.

They are easy to remember and once you remember all of them they will definitely gonna help you in your cooking.

If you have any doubt then feel free to comment down below, I’ll be happy to hear from you.

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