How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon? Conversion Chart

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How can I measure the amounts needed for cooking or baking when I don’t have a teaspoon or tablespoon available? You need to know how many teaspoons in a tablespoon or vice versa.

I think I am not the only one who loses kitchen tools especially measuring spoons 🙂 If you are like me, then join me to learn how to convert units to each other.

Teaspoons in a Tablespoon
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How Many Teaspoons in a Tablespoon?

The most important equation I usually need is the conversion of tablespoon and teaspoon to each other. The golden conversion equation is:

1 tablespoon equals exactly 3 teaspoons.

and you can find other cup, tbsp, tsp, oz and mL to each other.

1 cup16 tbsp.48 tsp.8 oz.240 mL.
¾ cup12 tbsp.36 tsp.6 oz.180 mL.
⅔ cup10 ⅔ tbsp.32 tsp.5 oz.160 mL.
½ cup8 tbsp.24 tsp.4 oz.120 mL.
⅓ cup5 ⅓ tbsp.16 tsp.3 oz.80 mL.
¼ cup4 tbsp.12 tsp.2 oz.60 mL.
⅛ cup2 tbsp.6 tsp.1 oz.30
Kitchen Measurement Conversion Chart

Measurement Conversion Questions

Almost all cooking units can be converted into each other. I have listed some of the most used conversions here:

How many teaspoons in a tablespoon?

1 tablespoon equals 3 teaspoons.

How many teaspoons in a 1/2 tablespoon?

1/2 tablespoon equals 1 1/2 teaspoons.

How many 1/4 teaspoons in a tablespoon? 

1 tablespoon equals 12 1/4 teaspoons.

How many teaspoons in 3 tablespoons?

3 tablespoons equal 9 teaspoons.

How many tablespoons in a cup?

 1 cup equal 16 tablespoons.

How many tablespoons in 1/4 cup?

 1/4 cup equal 4 tablespoons.


Converting cooking units is very easy, but sometimes memorizing them is a bit difficult for someone like me. Having these conversion table charts makes it very easy for us.

By the way, how do you usually convert units?

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