How Many Teaspoons Make a Tablespoon?

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Three U.S. teaspoons are equal to one U.S. tablespoon. U.S. teaspoons and tablespoons should not be confused with imperial teaspoons and tablespoons, which are measurements used in Britain and some former British countries.

A teaspoon is typically abbreviated as “tsp.” in recipes, and a tablespoon is typically abbreviated as “tbsp.” It is crucial to note these differences when cooking or performing an experiment. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards for metric equivalents, a teaspoon is five millimeters and a tablespoon is 15 milliliters. U.S. teaspoons and tablespoons should not be confused with imperial teaspoons and tablespoons, which are measurements used in Britain and some former British countries. A teaspoon is typically abbreviated as “tsp.” in recipes, and a tablespoon is typically abbreviated as “tbsp.” Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards for metric equivalents, a teaspoon is five millimeters and a tablespoon is 15 milliliters.