How did the Colonists get tea after the Boston Tea Party?

There had always been two sources of tea in the American colonies.

1) Legal Imports: These teas were usually imported from the UK and brought in British tea. (Mercantilist policy dictates that ships bearing no other flag could dock at American ports.) Now, not every box of tea leaves was ransacked during the Boston Tea Party. Some had already been delivered and other ships emerged unscathed or only partially looted. Therefore there was still legal tea after the Boston Tea Party, just less of it.

2) Smuggling: Because Mercantilist policy forbade trading with other countries, many Americans decided to trade with their neighbors by smuggling goods into American ports. John Hancock was known to have made a good living selling smuggled tea to the colonists, especially during this period.