What was the colonist reaction to the Tea Act?

The colonists opposed the implications of the Tea Act, as the goal was to undercut the price of illegal tea. It was a passive-aggressive way of legitimizing the Townshend Duties.
The colonists eventually responded to the tea act by dressing as Mohawk Indians and threw 342 chests of tea into the ocean. The reason why they were dressed as Mohawk indians is because they knew if they were to be discovered, they would suffer MAJOR consequences or be brought into a war. And finally the reason why the colonists threw the tea is because they got furious about British taxation.