Why were colonists angered by the Tea Act?

Although the British East India Company had reduced the price on their tea (due to the Tea Act), this was just a way to hide the taxes of the Townshend Acts from the colonists. Aware of these taxes, the colonists refused to purchase ths tea, refusing to accept that the British had the right to tax them. They protested during the Boston Tea Party, where they dumped the tea into the Boston harbor.