Did the colonist like tea?

Yes, tea was popular, but so was coffee. By the mid 1700's coffee houses were all over London. A large amount of the tea in the colonies was Dutch brought in by smugglers. Hancock and Hamilton were two of the biggest smugglers in the colonies. Hancock created and supported the Son's of Liberty. When the British lowered the taxes on tea this hit the pocket books of the smugglers so the Boston Tea Party was arranged. This was a financial issue more than one of taxes. In reality the colonies paid less in taxes than they did in Britain.
Yes, tea was popular, but so was coffee. By the mid 1700's coffee houses were all over London. A large amount of the tea in the colonies was Dutch brought in by smugglers. Hancock and Hamilton were two of the biggest smugglers in the colonies. Hancock created and supported the Son's of Liberty. When the British lowered the taxes on tea this hit the pocket books of the smugglers so the Boston Tea Party was arranged. This was a financial issue more than one of taxes. In reality the colonies paid less in taxes than they did in Britain.