The above link takes us to something a bit different to what the rest of the group have chosen. It is clear from the links that other members of the group have chosen sites which show a very ardent illustration of patriotism, aimed towards a conservative, American demographic. This website, above, is of course English. It provides a very good explanation from an outsider opinion of what the Tea Party is all about and it is short and sweet, put best.
'There are arguments among the faithful about whether the movement's name was taken from the anti-colonial Boston Tea Party in 1773, or from banners at early demonstrations which read "Taxed Enough Already".'
This shows the historical significance and summary of the movement in my opinion, the acronym that the website tells us, is that 'TEA' stands for 'Taxed Enough Already'. It clearly tells us that members of this party don't wish to pay out anymore money to it's country.
To get a good grasp of what this movement is really about, I previously looked closely at the website detailed by Georgia.
In fact to get good insight, I became a member. Which involved a registration process, something which rings true to how serious the conservatives take this website and the opinion of their Facebook followers, all 800,000 of them. The website is strictly pro The Tea Party, it can provide forums and photo's to support its views.
coming back to the telegraph site; there are related links, one especially...
Which tells us that the rise of the tea party is resulting in extreme legislation changes. It seems to be a massive historical and current movement, which there is a lot of information about online. Something which has a lot of influence on the current decisions of the government. The point I'm making about these website's is that although movement started in the mid 18th Century, it is still a big part of a lot of American's lives, it is not to be underestimated.