Teaspoon FAQs:

Q: Is a teaspoon a small spoon suitable for stirring and sipping the contents of a cup of tea or coffee?

A: Yes, or adding a portion of loose sugar to it.

Q: Is a teaspoon equal to 1 fluid dram and thus  1⁄4 of a tablespoon or  1⁄8 of a fluid ounce?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a teaspoon abbreviated TL?

A: Yes, for Teelöffel and Theelepel respectively.

Q: Is a teaspoon a larger but less precise measure?

A: Yes, and produced without leveling the ingredient off or heaping it as high as possible.

Q: Is a teaspoon defined as precisely 5 milliliters , the same as a metric teaspoon?

A: Yes, Common cutlery teaspoons are not designed to contain a standard volume.

Q: Is a teaspoon a larger inexact measure consisting of the amount obtained by scooping the dry ingredient up without leveling it off?

A: Yes.

Q: Are teaspoons a common part of a place setting?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a teaspoon first mentioned in an advertisement in an 1686 edition of the London Gazette?

A: Yes.

Q: Were teaspoons smaller than today?

A: Yes.