QI | Why Is Earl Grey Called Earl Grey?

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This clip is from QI XL Series N, Episode 4, 'Noble Rot' with Sandi Toksvig, Alan Davies, Jeremy Clarkson, Jason Manford and Sara Pascoe.

  • @ 2:25 now there is a worse government for nepotism and fraud. AKA Tory Britain post #BrexShit

    Mike HughesMike Hughesپیش 4 روز
  • "like Jesus?" Brilliant!

    Fahad HaiFahad Haiپیش 11 روز
  • Fun facts on word and phrase origins. "Okay" - from Scottish "Och,Aye." "The Bees' Knees" - from Lupi Valez mispronouncing "(This is)The Business". "Raspberry" - from rhyming slang "Raspberry Tart" "Scarper" - similarly comes from "Scapa Flow." You're Welcome,Sandi!

    Burgess MeredithBurgess Meredithپیش 20 روز
  • So why was it called Earl Grey tea?

    Stephen MStephen Mپیش 29 روز
  • "This program isn't funny!" I cracked up as I typed that - hilarious.

    UltramontaneUltramontaneپیش ماه
    • I bet more people laugh at you than at QI.

      HellwyckHellwyckپیش 7 روز
  • Her voice is just so nasal it's difficult to listen to

    Ruhxy CODRuhxy CODپیش ماه
  • But why is it called "Earl Grey"?

    Stephen MataganogStephen Mataganogپیش ماه
  • I stopped watching after Fry left. And after watching a bit of this...yup...still not interested.

    The Big PictureThe Big Pictureپیش ماه
  • Whos Earl Grey

    Emilios PowerballerEmilios Powerballerپیش ماه
    • It's a tea brand. Named after a Nobel man called Earl Grey. Funnily enough I am his great great great great grandson.

      Edoardo BoydEdoardo Boydپیش ماه
  • "Coffee Annan" was a good quip until "Oh, like Jesus" took all the glory :-)

    zapfanzapfanzapfanzapfanپیش ماه
  • Brilliant!

    Andrew WolfeAndrew Wolfeپیش ماه
  • Shit like this is why I stopped watching the show. Christianity has a rich history, there’s SO much to make fun of but these Brits are content with the same “fake, lol” material over and over again. Brits are masters of humor but their religion jokes are so often shockingly lazy bullshit.

    SamWallace ArtSamWallace Artپیش ماه
  • Invented by a guy named Earl and his bmain imgredient was grey hair

    Trueno-Milenio PirotecniaTrueno-Milenio Pirotecniaپیش ماه
  • "oh, Like Jesus"..... just brilliant

    Becca L.Becca L.پیش ماه
  • Never thought much of Davies, but that "oh, like Jesus" quip was gold.

    AlexJ59AlexJ59پیش ماه
  • “Like Jesus” and I spilled my Earl Grey

    WickedTRXWickedTRXپیش ماه
  • Jeremy was surprisingly quite in this conversation 😅 I was expecting him to give all sorts of ridiculous guesses 😬

    Mus AzmanMus Azmanپیش ماه
  • I love how this video (for me at least) is sponsored by Lipton's (the tea brand)

    Bruno LiddleBruno Liddleپیش ماه
  • 1:38 Absolutely the best comment ever.

    William WilsonWilliam Wilsonپیش ماه
  • Unpopular opinon: Earl Grey is my go-to tea

    FaarfFaarfپیش ماه
    • It's mine too. But probably just because I'm biased.

      Edoardo BoydEdoardo Boydپیش ماه
    • It's one of the most popular teas in the world.. Hardly an unpopular opinion.

      Kiros37100Kiros37100پیش ماه
  • So 40 years after he died a nepotistic administration made a reform act, that did what related to the tee? Did anyone catch the answer?

    Danni Feveile BörmDanni Feveile Börmپیش ماه
    • His government ended the monopoly of the East India Company on the Chinese tea trade and he was allegedly presented with the same blend of tea that was later named after him. But the first adverts mentioning the tea by the name Earl Grey didn't appear until 40 years later. There was a tea blend before that called "Grey's Tea" but that might have just been named after a tea merchant called William Grey who may or may not have copied the blend allegedly presented to the Earl Grey.

      George PotterGeorge Potterپیش ماه
  • Wait, they let Clarkson back on the BBC? Huh.

    Ann D-VineAnn D-Vineپیش ماه
  • Also the abolition of slavery in 1833

    VathekVathekپیش ماه
    • One of the rare things of that part of my family that I can be proud of.

      Edoardo BoydEdoardo Boydپیش ماه
  • I like Earl Grey so I'm staying out of the comments section so I won't have to hear it being trashed.

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytپیش ماه
    • I think it's lovely.

      Edoardo BoydEdoardo Boydپیش ماه
  • I really liked her Oh! jumper so I looked it up to find it at $441?!

    AStarkIsBornAStarkIsBornپیش ماه
  • Where's Jo Brand?

    pauldzimpauldzimپیش ماه
  • I don’t mean to be thick, but I know quite a bit about Jesus, but what has Earl Grey being dead for 40 years got to do with anything? Sorry Alan, you lost me there.

    Expresso EvangelismExpresso Evangelismپیش ماه
    • I agree with Jason, Earl Grey tea tastes like boiled perfume.

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytپیش ماه
  • The potpourri comment is spot on. Ick. I'll stick with good old black tea or English Breakfast from time to time.

    Danny ArcherDanny Archerپیش ماه
  • Why do they still have Clarkson on TV ever?

    BRobMorrisBRobMorrisپیش ماه
  • Please get rid of the Looonnngggg bit at the end with Sandi complaining we are still there...we wouldn;t be if you cut that bit out. We aren;t the one's wasting our time you are wasting our time.

    TheAlfsterinoTheAlfsterinoپیش ماه
  • Perhaps,he's a Tea Bag?

    David LawrenceDavid Lawrenceپیش ماه
  • You had me at “like Jesus?”... 😂

    Brad ChapmanBrad Chapmanپیش ماه
  • I agree with Jason, Earl Grey tea tastes like boiled perfume.

    Rock girlRock girlپیش ماه
  • Still don’t know why it is called Earl grey. There was a law... and that’s why?

    Thomas MauriceThomas Mauriceپیش ماه
    • Advertising - sells more if it is associated with royalty. Kind of like haagen dazs sounds Danish and therefore expensively exotic, but is instead an American company that intentionally used a foreign sounding name.

      Robert TyrrellRobert Tyrrellپیش ماه
  • As soon as the conversation moved to nepotism in government I thought I’d nodded off and the video had moved to talking about Donald Trump 😉

    Steffan NicholsonSteffan Nicholsonپیش ماه
  • this was just a bunch of british people goofing off because they didnt think the cameras were running..... I had fun!

    Luke WarmwaterLuke Warmwaterپیش ماه
  • "Ohhhh Like Jesus"got me chuckling, but when she mentioned "like 50 shades of grey", summing about her head movement afterwards cracked me up 🤣

    rodney quinnrodney quinnپیش ماه
  • Blimey

    Chris TrudellChris Trudellپیش ماه
    • I agree with Jason, Earl Grey tea tastes like boiled perfume.

      Rock girlRock girlپیش ماه
  • every time I think of chocolate hobnobs I think of bottom and the fight scene when they go camping

    marcus szewczykmarcus szewczykپیش ماه
  • He also oversaw the Abolition of Slavery act of 1833 which was kind of important.

    shoutinghorseshoutinghorseپیش ماه
  • "It's like someone's melted some potpourri." As someone who loves Earl Grey, I have to agree. 😆

    CloudsGirl7CloudsGirl7پیش ماه
  • I agree with Jason, Earl Grey tea tastes like boiled perfume.

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnonپیش ماه
    • Depending on the brand, the flavor can taste like artificial flavoring. Side note: Adding milk tones down the bergamot, making it more subdued.

      TylerTylerپیش ماه
  • Haven't watched QI for a long time. Can I ask what happened Stephen Fry?

    Πληγωμένος ΠρίγκιπαςΠληγωμένος Πρίγκιπαςپیش ماه
    • He left because of budget cuts.

      frances quinn-escottfrances quinn-escottپیش ماه
  • Earl Grey is my least fav tea & I'd rather drink tap water!

    luminair11luminair11پیش ماه
  • No love for Duke Hot Chocolate.

    spaceracer23spaceracer23پیش ماه
  • I prefer a Lap Sang, sweetens nicely and works with milk, even cold.

    RIXRADvidzRIXRADvidzپیش ماه
  • Thumbs up if you're old enough to remember Sandy in Saturday morning kids show. No.73!!

    Midnight CoffeeAddictionsMidnight CoffeeAddictionsپیش ماه
    • No 73 3 3 3 3

      R CR Cپیش ماه
  • Earl Gray is disgusting

    Kevin RussellKevin Russellپیش ماه
    • I agree with Jason, Earl Grey tea tastes like boiled perfume.

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnonپیش ماه
  • I like how she says, ‘and pretty sexy’ 😃

    mike jonesmike jonesپیش ماه
  • Sandi Tosvig, "He was probably dead 40 years, before someone came up with it." Alan David, "A bit like Jesus." Brilliant, Although we have actual independent verifiable historical evidence for Earl Grey.

    Nicholas BurnsNicholas Burnsپیش ماه
  • She never misses an opportunity to remind you that she’s gay - it’s almost as if being gay is all she has 🙄

    Rob McKayRob McKayپیش ماه
    • Meow

      JZ ThompsonJZ Thompsonپیش ماه
    • Quite obviously it isn't "all she has", and the shows previous host wasn't averse to mentioning his sexuality either.

      ExternalInputsExternalInputsپیش ماه
  • Alan Davies🤣

    S HoganS Hoganپیش ماه
  • I like Earl Grey so I'm staying out of the comments section so I won't have to hear it being trashed.

    SimonSimonپیش ماه
    • It's an excellent tea

      Tess C-BTess C-Bپیش 4 روز
  • The Trump administration was trying to compete for flagrant nepotistism (except without even an air of competence) >:-D

    PhantomMarquisPhantomMarquisپیش ماه
  • Rev Ian Paisley - NO POT POURRI!!!

    Cloud SparrowCloud Sparrowپیش ماه
  • When will we see the end of Sandii Toksvig, Please...

    Brett JonesBrett Jonesپیش ماه
  • I agree Earl Grey tea is awful. It tastes like Yardley Lavendar soap.

    Tmanaz480Tmanaz480پیش ماه
  • Earl Grey - the most revolting hot drink known to mankind

    Gustav MeyrinkGustav Meyrinkپیش ماه
  • Picard made it so.

    KwanTonKwanTonپیش ماه
  • Who spilled their Jeremy Clarkson into my QI

    phaedra mccannphaedra mccannپیش ماه
  • Tea, Assam, Hot.

    gapster77gapster77پیش ماه
  • Love this show!

    Travis SobeckTravis Sobeckپیش ماه
  • What's good looking James may doing

    F CF Cپیش ماه
  • So funny. Great clip

    Eric FontaineEric Fontaineپیش ماه
  • As entertaining as this clip is, it never answers the question.

    Kel ByersKel Byersپیش ماه
  • Clarkson saying “If I had said that, I would’ve been in so much...”

    Alex OakleyAlex Oakleyپیش ماه
    • I honestly expected Alan to fire back with "its because I'm actully funny"

      Christopher FloodyChristopher Floodyپیش ماه
  • I saw Jimmy savalle in the background be careful .

    George W Bush Center for IntelligenceGeorge W Bush Center for Intelligenceپیش ماه
  • THAT .... That is certainly Alan's best line *ever*. Possibly the best ripposte on *any* show. Ccoming back to Sandi's 'He'd probably been dead for 40 years before anyone came up with it'. 'Oh, like Jesus'? Priceless. Just magnificent. He hides it deliberately, but he is a very sharp cookie.

    FarweaselFarweaselپیش ماه
  • I’m with him. Earl Grey and Lady Grey both taste like perfume to me.

    Carolyn WorthingtonCarolyn Worthingtonپیش ماه
  • I never pick anything, just to annoy Sandy.

    Darkfoxx BunyipDarkfoxx Bunyipپیش ماه
    • Ha, there's two of us. 🧐

      Antti BraxAntti Braxپیش ماه
    • life's a struggle, huh.

      RIXRADvidzRIXRADvidzپیش ماه
  • c’mon, we all should know Roger Daltrey takes the tea before and during shows to keep his voice tip top. the hell with Jean Luc...

    The Original ChefboyoboyThe Original Chefboyoboyپیش ماه
  • That Oh! sweatshirt is cool i want it

    bird upbird upپیش ماه
    • Here you go www.lyst.com/clothing/bella-freud-oh-wool-jumper-black/

      Bowie XingBowie Xingپیش ماه
  • I've never seen Clarkson so reserved. It's almost as if he was out of his depth.

    Doxie LainDoxie Lainپیش ماه
    • He's just not used to being surrounded by so much wit

      Charlie AndorCharlie Andorپیش ماه
    • @Farweasel Oh, I know. Hence my surprise.

      Doxie LainDoxie Lainپیش ماه
    • Yeah right.......... Like Clarkeson or don't he's still a very canny bloke. He might, however, have been told to keep it within a very narrow more or less PC band. His comment to Alan's 'Waht like Jesus' quip was as telling as it was funny.

      FarweaselFarweaselپیش ماه
  • Doesn't it mean Earl Grey also resided over the 1833 anti slavery act as well?

    swanner95swanner95پیش ماه
  • "If I'd said that, I'd be in so much... well, he probably will be." XD

    SavageGreywolfSavageGreywolfپیش ماه
    • Ain't *that* the truth.

      FarweaselFarweaselپیش ماه
  • The Grey Cup! The oldest trophy in North American professional sports. It is awarded to the champion of Canadian football (for a long time, the CFL champion, but it predates the league).

    Maki BurgessMaki Burgessپیش ماه
  • "No, He was probably dead for 40 years before somebody came up with it." "Oh, like Jesus." Best response ever!

    Laughingskull08Laughingskull08پیش ماه
  • Are we sure Bozo Johnson's government doesn't outdo Earl Grey's in terms of nepotism? SO many backhanders and 'who you know' crap, it's baffling.

    Zach BrookesZach Brookesپیش ماه
  • Oh Allan... I love you so much

    BananeisafreeBananeisafreeپیش ماه
  • Earl Grey: Forms the most nepotistic administration that has ever been formed Donald Trump: Hold my tea

    romulusnrromulusnrپیش ماه
  • Earl Grey is also responsible for sending Irish Potato Famine girls to Australia, solving 2 problems at once 😉

    Simone Gordon-HallSimone Gordon-Hallپیش ماه
  • Yes, Alan, I do love a cup of Jesus in the morning to start my day

    Luke TaylorLuke Taylorپیش ماه
    • Well, You can get special biscuits for Cheesus.

      FarweaselFarweaselپیش ماه
    • With your three brothers no doubt...lol

      Charles JarmanCharles Jarmanپیش ماه
  • Well, according to my box of Twining's: "Legend has it that the _second_ Earl Grey was presented with an exquisite blend of tea by an envoy on his return from China. He liked it so much, he asked Richard Twining to recreate it for him. Richard did so and that blend would become known throughout the world as Earl Grey tea."

    RavenRavenپیش ماه
    • The second Earl Grey is the same Earl Grey who was Prime Minister

      George PotterGeorge Potterپیش ماه
    • @Raven that was my point heh

      Neal J RobertsNeal J Robertsپیش ماه
    • @Neal J Roberts the legend they made up lol

      RavenRavenپیش ماه
    • "Legend has it"....

      Neal J RobertsNeal J Robertsپیش ماه
  • “It’s not a euphemism” 🤣🤣🤣

    Ange MaidmentAnge Maidmentپیش ماه
  • "Did they call it 50 Shades of Grey"? I imagine there would've been a lot of studying of Grey's Anatomy

    GentlemanPenguinGentlemanPenguinپیش ماه
  • “Oh like Jesus!” 😂🤣😂🤣 killed me lolol

    ElLenadorLAElLenadorLAپیش ماه
  • Lady grey is twinings specific, it’s just got a little citrus in it

    couchmermaidcouchmermaidپیش ماه
    • Other than the Bergamot

      Nicholas BurnsNicholas Burnsپیش ماه
    • The only Lady Grey I know of got her head chopped off after nine days of lording it...

      Elaine BElaine Bپیش ماه
  • What's Lady Grey a euphemism for? Missed that..... 😉

    StrivingFor MindfulnessStrivingFor Mindfulnessپیش ماه
    • @TheSkyWhale Or the grey bush around her lady parts.

      iwanabanaiwanabanaپیش ماه
    • probably talking about a woman named Lady Grey, given Sandi's romantic preferences

      TheSkyWhaleTheSkyWhaleپیش ماه
    • I don't know, but when I heard it I thought, "Isn't that a name for heroin?"

      Dwayne BearupDwayne Bearupپیش ماه
  • A later Earl Grey donated a trophy for a Canadian rugby championship; the Grey Cup is now the championship trophy of the Canadian Football League.

    tygrkhat40tygrkhat40پیش ماه
    • @MegaFortinbras A. I am well aware. B. The tea had nothing to do with the other Earl Grey. C. I don’t really care. Have a nice day. Maybe a cup of tea?

      Maki BurgessMaki Burgessپیش ماه
    • @Maki Burgess But I was speaking of two entirely different people. The tea was named after the second Earl Grey, the trophy was donated by the fourth Earl Grey, his grandson.

      MegaFortinbrasMegaFortinbrasپیش ماه
    • @MegaFortinbras It’s like the Dread Pirate Roberts or Dr. Who. Many different people incarnate one person.

      Maki BurgessMaki Burgessپیش ماه
    • That Earl Grey, who was Governor General of Canada, was the grandson of the Earl after whom the tea is named.

      MegaFortinbrasMegaFortinbrasپیش ماه
    • The sport slowly evolved from rugby into Canadian football. It predates the CFL, just as the Stanley cup predates the NHL.

      Maki BurgessMaki Burgessپیش ماه
  • This chap managed to get more of his family and friends into office than Donald Trump!

    EebstertheGreatEebstertheGreatپیش ماه
  • Clicked for tea info, discovered the end of Christianity. Who knew?

    stonkrstonkrپیش ماه
  • Earl Grey has a statue on top of big column in Newcastle, commemorating the great reform act, called Greys Monument, and the metro station under it is accordingly called Monument.

    Aaron HesterAaron Hesterپیش ماه
    • The steps inside seem to go on forever as there are no windows. Worth a trip up when they have open days, and I don't like heights...

      stonkrstonkrپیش ماه
  • ⚙️

    Apsara Tahoor Arya-RevertApsara Tahoor Arya-Revertپیش ماه
  • I agree with Jason, Earl Grey tea tastes like boiled perfume.

    Deco DollyDeco Dollyپیش ماه
    • @Eralen00 Gotta be loose leaf, I only ever drink bag tea when I'm a guest and I don't want to be rude lol.

      Harry RadleyHarry Radleyپیش ماه
    • I drink Earl Gray on a daily basis, and yes some of them can be pretty bad. Tea can vary widely based on the quality, just like coffee. If you get a good-quality loose-leaf version that is well-balanced, the taste and aroma can be divine. (not that it matters, but I'm an american)

      Eralen00Eralen00پیش ماه
    • @wunnell Random that the other person who likes it would also be an Aussie 😁 I always mix it with something more robust like one of the stronger breakfast teas or Darjeeling and I love it.

      Harry RadleyHarry Radleyپیش ماه
    • I generally like Earl Grey but a lot of them are a bit overdone. The tea and Bergamot flavours seem to separate to me. I have found one here in Australia that is quite mild and I have at least four cups a day.

      wunnellwunnellپیش ماه
    • It is utterly disgusting.

      Gustav MeyrinkGustav Meyrinkپیش ماه
  • Alan Davies has one of the quickest wits that I have ever had the pleasure to experience.

    JaCubanitoJaCubanitoپیش ماه
    • I agree he’s quite funny, but gets annoying when he tries to dominate the joke, not always his too.

      Si PieManSi PieManپیش ماه
    • You obviously don't know Lee mack

      Wil_Hallett_ArtWil_Hallett_Artپیش ماه
  • Sunshine grey was the best but they don't make it any more. Sad face.

    Green Is Not A Creative ColourGreen Is Not A Creative Colourپیش ماه
  • "Did they call it 50 Shades of Grey?" Well that would explain the bergamot oil

    korbellkorbellپیش ماه
    • Sara's slight embarrassed glance away at the end. Even she was a bit embarrassed at the mental image of a parliament of bdsm old guys.

      Ratel.H BadgerRatel.H Badgerپیش ماه
    • Sandi would have wished she'd said that!

      Green Is Not A Creative ColourGreen Is Not A Creative Colourپیش ماه
  • Jeremy is right though, had he said that Jesus joke he'd have got so much grief the day after....

    xxxenricopxxxenricopپیش ماه
    • Well, of course. People actually like Alan therefore they're more likely to laugh along with him. They view him as a good natured person. Clarkson is highly divisive and a lot of people don't like him, so they're less likely to laugh along. I guess it's to be expected when you joke about murdered prostitutes and punch people at the slightest inconvenience. Whether it's right or wrong to do so is another argument, but the fact is, that's how humans work - they're more lenient to people they like.

      silverfoxeatersilverfoxeaterپیش ماه
    • It's a good sign of how little good will people have left for you when they are that quick to jump at your throat.

      A HAA HAپیش ماه
  • 50 shades of grey haha!

    Ambient WalkingAmbient Walkingپیش ماه
  • Even more nepotistic than Robert Cecil, who singlehandedly gave rise to the expression "Bob's your uncle" (meaning "you're set")?

    David GustavssonDavid Gustavssonپیش ماه
    • @Maxime Ringeard me neither. I've never heard "Bob" as a euphemism, but it could be I guess. The wiki article for the expression only mentions the Cecil theory (as well as its chronology issue).

      David GustavssonDavid Gustavssonپیش ماه
    • @David Gustavsson I'm not a native speaker, so I might be completely wrong, but I was taught that Bob is a colloquial name for the Devil, and that's who the expression refers to. Is that not the case ?

      Maxime RingeardMaxime Ringeardپیش ماه
    • @EebstertheGreat but the expression could have been coined in the 1920s, using the (then) historical example of Bob Cecil. Or it could have been a personal expression used by an individual or a few individuals for 40 years before it was picked up at any scale. Yes, the Cecil theory is not definitively proven, but I don't think the counter arguments are as strong as the story is good.

      David GustavssonDavid Gustavssonپیش ماه
    • Newspapers at the time did not make that joke, and although the nepotism of Robert Cecil appointing his nephew Arthur Balfour as Chief Secretary of Ireland was noted, nothing like the phrase "Bob's your uncle" appears before 1924. It doesn't make sense that a famous phrase that survived well over a century would wait 40 years to show up in print, not even in the popular tabloids and magazines of the era.

      EebstertheGreatEebstertheGreatپیش ماه
    • the more you know!

      Jono BondJono Bondپیش ماه