After the stamp act was repealed, parliament had plans to show the colonists who was boss. In 1773 parliament passed the tea act. The tea act taxed every sip of tea. On the other hand Great Britain thought they would buy a lot of tea because tea was cheaper than ever. But there was tax on tea. Tea was also the colonists favorite thing. The patriots famous chant was “No taxation without representation.” However this was no good and King George didn’t listen. Soon the majority of the colonists were boycotting tea. In September and October 7 ships carrying British East India Company tea were sent to the colonies. Of those 7 ships there were over 2000 crates of tea on board. That's nearly 600,000 pounds! And it costs almost 10000 dollars. Then on December 16th 1773 at midnight possibly the biggest party of the 1700s happened.