How many teaspoons are there in a tablespoon?
Although the tablespoon and teaspoon capacities are different between the measurement systems, there are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon (3 tsp in 1 tbsp) in US, UK and metric system and 4 teaspoons in a tablespoon in Australia.
Here is how:
In United States, 1 tablespoon is 1/2 US fluid ounce (14.7868 mL) and 1 teaspoon is 1/6 US fluid ounce (4.92892 mL). That makes 14.7868 / 4.92892 = 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon in US.
UK (Imperial System):
In the imperial system (UK), 1 tablespoon is 0.625 imperial fluid ounce (17.7582 mL) and 1 teaspoon is 0.2083 imperial fluid ounce (5.91939 mL). That makes 17.7582 / 5.91939 = 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon in the imperial system.
In the metric system, 1 tablespoon is 15 mL and 1 teaspoon is 5 mL. That makes 15 / 5 = 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon in the metric system.
In Australia, 1 tablespoon is 20 mL and 1 teaspoon is 5 mL. That makes 20 / 5 = 4 teaspoons in a tablespoon in Australia.
If you would like to convert from teaspoons to tablespoons and also get information and access the conversion tables please check teaspoons to tablespoons conversion page.
How to convert from tablespoons to teaspoons?
To convert from tablespoons to teaspoons, multiply the number of tablespoons "x" by 3 for US, UK and metric system and multiply by 4 for Australia.
For example, to find out how many teaspoons there are in one and a half US tablespoon, multiply 1.5 by 3, that makes 4.5 teaspoons in 1.5 US tablespoon.
Please note that, if you are converting tablespoons from cooking recipes, it might be important to know where this recipe is originated from. For example, for a UK recipe the tablespoon capacity is larger (17.75 mL) and if you are in US then you may want to convert between these two tablespoons using this cooking units conversion tool for the accurate measurement.
What is a tablespoon?
Tablespoon is a volume unit in imperial, US customary and metric measurement systems. 1 US tablespoon is 1/2 US fluid ounce, 1 imperial (UK) tablespoon is 0.625 imperial ounce and 1 metric tablespoon is 15 mL. The abbreviation is "tbsp".
How big is a tablespoon?
The imperial tablespoon is the largest and the metric tablespoon is the smallest. If you would like to compare the tablespoon sizes in milliliters (mL), please check tablespoon in milliliters page.
What is a teaspoon?
Teaspoon is an a volume unit in imperial, US customary and metric measurement systems. 1 US teaspoon is 0.166 US fluid ounce, 1 imperial (UK) teaspoon is 0.208333 imperial ounce and 1 metric teaspoon is 5 mL. The abbreviation is "tsp".
The list for your reference:
1 Tablespoon = 3 Teaspoons [US, UK, Metric]
1 Tablespoon = 4 Teaspoons [Australia]
To find out how many teaspoons there are in "x" tablespoons for all conversion values please check the table below. If the tablespoon to teaspoon conversion value that you are looking for is not listed in the conversion table, you may create your own custom table.